Dental bonding is a procedure that utilizes a composite resin and is used for a variety of structural and 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.
A very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very small crevices in the tooth’s enamel structure. These small crevices provide a slightly rough surface, permitting a durable resin to bond materials to your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and a high-intensity light cures the resins onto your tooth’s surface, with each individual layer of resin hardening in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is then sculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished, leaving behind a smooth, beautiful tooth.
Tooth resin comes in many shades so we can match it to your natural teeth so that no one will be able to tell where it was applied. Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer than traditional silver fillings. Typically, bonding takes an hour, sometimes two, depending on your particular case complexity.
For Small Corrections
Tooth bonding resin fillings are color-matched to the tooth and are bonded to the surface for added strength. These are most appropriate for small fillings and front fillings as they may not be as durable for large molar fillings.
To make your teeth look and feel better, let us help with the application of resin fillings. Fill out the form or call us to schedule your cosmetic dentistry appointment today!