Composite tooth bonding is a dental procedure in which a composite, made of particles such as silicon dioxide or quartz, is attached to the tooth with a synthetic resin. The composite is blended to match the color and translucency of your teeth. Composite tooth bonding can cover a variety of dental problems and restore a beautiful smile!
Benefits of composite tooth bonding include:
Broken front teeth
Gaps in the teeth
Discolored or spotted teeth
What is the Bonding Procedure?
First, the tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area that is to be repaired. This usually does not require anesthetic. After the surface of the tooth is etched, a thin, clear bonding agent is applied, followed by the composite. The composite is then polished to ensure it matches the surrounding teeth. Often, several layers of composite in different shades and translucencies need to be used in order to duplicate the depth of color and the color gradations that occur in natural teeth. Once the color match is ensured, the composite is hardened under a high-intensity curing light.
Composite tooth bonding is not permanent and will eventually have to be replaced. However, good dental care, including brushing, flossing and regular dental cleanings, will help extend the life of your bonding.