Dental Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure in which a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) is applied on teeth to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth to make them appear more natural. The procedure is quite similar to veneers Dubai, but it differs from veneers about the material used and the procedure. The people who are unhappy with their poor teeth appearance can opt for dental bonding in Dubai.
The Need for Dental Bonding
One can have bad teeth appearance owing to the following reasons;
- Certain medication
- Excessive fluoride
- Alcohol consumption
- Dental damage
- Colorful foods
- Poor oral hygiene
Having bad teeth appearance can lead you to have low self-esteem and low self-confidence. The major goal of the dental bonding Dubai is to improve your smile aesthetically by applying a tooth-colored resin on it.
How to Choose the Right Dentist for Dental Bonding
For undergoing cosmetic dental bonding, choosing the right cosmetic dentist is very important. The dentist should be an expert in dental bonding procedures, and he should be a board-certified doctor as well. Other characteristics of a good cosmetic dentist include;
- He should be able to show you photos of previous treatments
- He should have good reviews from previous patients.
- He should have a keen artistic eye.
- His focus should be on the safety and care of the patient.
- He should have a good aesthetic sense.
Note that dental bonding for gaps is performed by a professional cosmetic dentist and not by any medical aestheticians.
After selecting the right dentist for your dental bonding treatment, the next step is having a detailed consultation. During this session, you and your dentist will discuss why you need the procedure and what you hope to achieve. You will also discuss your expectations and the whole process of the procedure, including the dental bonding cost Dubai and everything that will be involved until your recovery period.
Right before the procedure, the cosmetic dentist is going to check your medical history as well as if you are or have had been taking any medications. He will also physically examine your teeth in detail and take photos so that you can see the difference after the procedure.
Before the dental bonding treatment, you should have a healthy lifestyle. You should follow a proper diet plan and exercise regularly. You should take the recommended medications properly. You should stop smoking a week before the procedure. You should discontinue alcohol consumption and also avoid taking drugs that include aspirin. Use of Anti-inflammatory drugs should also be halted. You should not drink or eat anything a few hours before the procedure.
Local Anesthesia is used only if the filling is required for the decayed tooth before the traditional bonding.
Tooth bonding Dubai is performed in an Outpatient Setting and requires an hour to get performed.
During the procedure, no preparation is required by the cosmetic dentist like veneers or lumineers. You will select the shade of the cosmetic resin to be applied (which matches the most with your teeth color), through a shade card presented to you by your cosmetic dentist. After the shade has been elected, now your dentist will somewhat abrade the tooth surface to roughen it. Afterward, a conditioning gel will be applied on the tooth under treatment so that the resin gets stick to it. When the tooth gets prepared, your dentist will paste the resin. The resin is molded and smoothened in the proper relevant tooth shape. The material gets hardened through the UV lamp emitting high-intensity laser directly on it. When the bonding gets hardened enough, your dentist will again reshape or trim and give it a fresh and natural look. In the end, the dentist is going to polish the applied resin, to make its color uniform with the other teeth.
One tooth requires about thirty to forty minutes, and only a single visit is sufficient to get it done.
Dental bonding procedure requires very less downtime, and the candidate does not have to wait for a long time to get recovered. You can have pain around the treated areas which will subside in a few days. You can experience discomfort in the gums and the teeth due to the abrasion process. You might have bruising in the relevant gums for the two days. Not necessarily, but your gums and teeth can get swollen, which will subside in a day or two. You can have sensitivity in the tooth, which must be dealt with great care.
Over the next couple of days, you will have follow-up appointments with the cosmetic dentist to keep track of the healing process.
It is important to follow any guidelines or instructions given by the plastic surgeon for faster healing and to avoid complications or risks.
You should take all the medicines prescribed by your doctor regularly. You can use ice packs to reduce the swelling if you have any. Topical gels will be given for the swollen gums if you might have them. Antibiotics will be prescribed to get rid of the infection and dental problems. You will be given a special mouthwash, which you will be using for a couple of days. Special desensitizing toothpaste will be prescribed in case chronic sensitivity issues. The resins get easily stained with the colorful food, so it necessary for you to avoid eating or drinking food like coffee, tea, chocolate and smoking, which can cause them to stain for forty-eight hours after the procedure.
Risks & Complications
Fewer risks are associated with composite dental bonding. They are very important to be discussed with the cosmetic dentist before the procedure. These risks include;
- Prolonged Swelling— People with really sensitive gums have swelling than the usual time. It is cured through medicines.
- Discomfort—- You can have immense or a bit discomfort and pain in your teeth owing to the dental abrasion. You will have eating issues, but it will settle down gradually.
- Chronic Sensitivity-— People with allergies can experience extreme sensitivity after the procedure, and rarely, it stays there for a longer time.
- Resin Chipping— The dental bonding is not as strong as a natural tooth is. If you will bite your fingernails or keep on chewing hard materials or tend to open things from your mouth, then resin material will get chipped.
Ideal Candidate for Dental Bonding
You can be an ideal candidate for dental bonding if;
- You have fractured or chipped teeth.
- You have overall bad teeth appearance.
- You have close gaps between the teeth.
- You have disproportionately small teeth.
- You have a slight discoloration on teeth.
- You have good oral hygiene.
- You do not smoke.
- You are over 18.
The results yielded by the dental bonding are long-lasting. The efficacy of the instant results could be sustained through proper care.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Various diverse benefits are enjoyed by candidates who undergo dental bonding in Dubai. These include;
- It is a minimally invasive procedure.
- It is a simple
- It is a budget–friendly
- It requires no downtime.
- Your slight teeth imperfections get hidden with it.
- The resin can be polished again to match it with other teeth.
- It gives you a perfect smile.
- It upgrades your overall personality aesthetically.
- It improves your dental hygiene.
- It boosts your self-esteem.
Get in Touch
At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital Dubai, we have some of the leading plastic surgeons in the region. Our dental bonding dentists in Dubai are board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book a free consultation, get in touch using the contact details given, and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.