Bonding and white fillings are not only low cost, but also one of the simplest cosmetic dental procedures for a patient to experience.
What is Composite Bonding?
In this procedure, composite resin is bonded to the teeth, thus creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. The resin wears like natural teeth and doesn’t require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums. These fillings are excellent for instances where some of the tooth structure has been lost, but the tooth remains healthy and intact.
What are White Fillings?
When we remove a cavity, we have different filling options. Instead of placing the old, silver-colored (and mercury-containing) fillings, we now use a high-tech composite resin material, chemically bonded to the tooth structure that perfectly matches the tooth color. This process is healthier and performs much like a natural tooth.
What Does Composite Bonding Achieve?
Bonding can significantly improve the appearance of teeth discoloration and chipping, close spaces and gaps, or lengthen teeth. Bonding can also be used to greatly improve the cosmetic appearance of your front teeth much like veneers but at a fraction of the cost.
How Does This Procedure Work?
First, we help you select the perfect color for the composite resin by consulting a shade guide. We then etch and roughen the tooth for the next steps. This is a painless process that does not require anesthesia.
The tooth is then coated with a conditioning liquid to help the bonding resin adhere. The resin is then applied to the tooth and molded to the perfect shape. Next, the bonding resin is hardened in place using a bright light to accelerate this process. After some trimming, shaping, and a final polish, you’ll be ready to show off the perfect smile.
How Long do These Bondings Last?
There are many variables including the size, location, and biting forces that affect the resin’s longevity. Generally speaking, composite bonding lasts between 7-10 years.
The Benefits of Bonding
The biggest difference between composite bonding and other tooth covering options, such as crowns or veneers, is in the ability to shade the resin to match the color of your teeth seamlessly and to do so at a much lower cost. We are able to blend the color of the resin to almost the exact shade of your teeth, making your smile far more natural looking.
Contact us today at Easter Cosmetic, Family and Sports Dentistry to set up and appointment for bonding and white fillings consultation.