Bonding is a simple dental treatment procedure primarily used to reshape and restore chipped and misshapen teeth. When you sustain oral trauma or bite into anything too hard, the teeth may chip, thereby exposing the underlying root canal. This can result in oral infections such as a root canal disease as the microbes in the mouth can infect the dental pulp. Composite bonding covers the chipped edge and also restores the contour of the tooth.
What is the material used?
Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure the can be completed in a short time span. We use biocompatible, composite resinous material to bond to the teeth. It is tested safe for dental use and will not react adversely against the tissues of our body. Further, it can be customized to match the appearance of the underlying tooth structure by matching its color, texture, and translucency.
How is the procedure carried out?
When you visit our dental practice for a consultation, our dentist will conduct a visual examination. We may also take scans and x-rays of the mouth to determine any underlying conditions that could be affecting you. If you have tartar deposits on the teeth, they will be removed, and the teeth will be cleaned thoroughly before proceeding with the bonding.
Next, the dentist will place the bonding material near the teeth and match its color and texture. An etching solution will be applied on the tooth to roughen its surface. This allows the composite resin to adhere well to the tooth’s surface and not fall off or get displaced. The resin will be placed on the tooth and shaped accordingly. Since it is photosensitive, it will have to be hardened using a suitable curing light to finalize its shape. The dentist may check your bite and polish the restoration to give it the perfect luster.
What are the advantages of composite bonding?
- Composite bonding is quite inexpensive compared to its alternatives, such as dental veneers and crowns.
- The resin applied to the tooth can be customized according to the appearance of the natural teeth.
- Since the restoration is made from a dental-grade composite material, it is highly durable and long-lasting.
- The procedure is non-invasive, meaning the natural tissues of the tooth will not be removed during the preparation phase.
- Composite resin is resistant to staining.
- Composite bonding can be used for multiple purposes, such as restoring chipped and misshapen teeth, covering the cracks on the teeth, getting rid of excessive spaces between adjacent teeth, filling cavities, and occlusal grooves, etc.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (770) 458-3600 to have a consultation with our dentists, and we will be happy to help.