The dental bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin and is used for a variety of structural as well as cosmetic purposes. By using dental composite resin bonding your dentist can restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile.Composite bonds should last about seven to eleven years. In comparison, a traditional silver filling lasts about seven years.
How is Tooth Bonding Accomplished?
A very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very smallcrevices in the tooths enamel structure. These small crevices provide aslightly rough surface permitting a durable resin to bond materials to yourteeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and high-intensity light curesthe resins onto your tooths surface in just minutes. The bonded material is thensculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished.
The resin comes in many shades so that we can match it to your natural teeth.Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer thantraditional silver fillings because multiple layers of the bonding material areapplied. Typically bonding takes one to two hours depending on your particularcase.
For small corrections
These are one-appointment fillings, which are color-matched to the tooth andare bonded to the surface for added strength. These are most appropriate forsmall fillings and front.
For larger corrections
Dental lab-created tooth-colored fillings require two appointments and involvemaking a mold of your teeth and placing a temporary filling. A dentallaboratory then creates a very durable filling to custom-fit the mold made fromyour teeth. These fillings are typically made of porcelain. The custom-fitfilling is then bonded to your tooth on your return visit. These are even morenatural looking, durable and stain resistant then composites.
Who is a candidate for tooth bonding?
If you have crowded, gapped, chipped or cracked teeth,