Composite bonding is a quick and affordable treatment that can perform many of the same functions as porcelain veneers. Your Smile Design Dentistry dentist will select a shade of composite that is virtually indistinguishable from the natural color of your teeth. After the material has been applied, it will blend seamlessly with your smile and can cosmetically correct a number of imperfections.
If you have any of the following concerns, composite bonding might easily and affordably give you the smile you desire.
- Tooth discoloration that teeth whitening cannot remove
- Minor gaps between teeth
- One or more slightly crooked teeth
- Unusually small or oddly shaped teeth
- Worn tooth edges
- Minor chips in dental enamel
Prior to providing you with this treatment, your Smile Design Dentistry dentist will examine your oral health circumstances and inform you about your options. You will receive advice about alternative solutions for your concerns and the fees involved.
Composite resin does not last as long as long as porcelain, and it does not offer the same lifelike sheen as porcelain. Despite the greater cost, you may ultimately prefer porcelain veneers or a dental crown. If you do select composite bonding now, you can easily have it replaced with a porcelain restoration in the future.
The Bonding Procedure
Your dentist will apply a mild dental etching solution on your tooth so the composite bonding agent can adhere strongly to the dental enamel. Because etching will only affect the outer layer of your teeth, you should not feel any discomfort during the procedure. A bonding agent will be applied, then the composite resin, which will be shaped and smoothed. A curing light will be used to harden the composite. Once it is hard, your dentist will polish the surface so it looks like natural tooth enamel. Your dentist can complete the treatment in a single appointment, which typically takes an hour or less.
Find Out If Composite Bonding Is Right for You
If you are looking for easy, affordable treatment to improve your smile, composite bonding may a wonderful solution. Give your local Smile Design Dentistry office a call today to schedule an appointment.