Having a beautiful smile may not seem like a necessity to you until you get a minor tooth problem such as a broken tooth and realize the drastic change in your smile. At this point you will realize that having your teeth in perfect condition is a necessity for that attractive smile.
Composite bonding is a procedure that involves the application of a composite resin on a damaged or broken tooth to repair it. It can also be used when you have discolored teeth, a shorter tooth, or gaps between teeth. This method of repairing teeth is cheaper compared to other procedures like crowns and veneers. It is also good to note that it only corrects minor dental problems like slightly crooked or gapped teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and stained teeth. If you have a broken or damaged tooth that needs dental bonding, visit our Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS clinic.
Why Do I need Composite Bonding?
You will need bonding if your teeth are chipped, cracked, broken, or damaged due to an injury, or if they have decayed. Stained teeth can also be covered using composite bonding to improve their appearance. If you have a shorter tooth, you can lengthen it using the composite bonding procedure.
Gum disease may make your gums shrink exposing the root of your tooth. Dental bonding will help to protect that part of the root. When you have gaps between teeth, bonding is used to resize your teeth hence closing the gaps.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
Dental bonding is pain free and does not require anesthesia to numb your mouth tissues and gums. Unlike other procedures, this is a cheaper method of correcting teeth problems. Bonding takes a short period of time and it is also a one-time visit to the dentist.
There is no drilling hence this method conserves your tooth enamel. If you practice good oral hygiene, composite bonding can last for a long period of time. Your confidence level goes up when your smile becomes more attractive after the procedure.
Composite bonding is safe since it is non-invasive, little or no enamel is removed. It is also versatile because it takes care of many tooth imperfections. Another advantage is that this method works for many people as long as you do not have other oral health issues.
Preparation for Composite Bonding
Tooth bonding only requires one visit since it is a simple procedure. You do not even require anesthesia as is the case with other procedures because there is no pain during this process. The dentist uses a color chart to choose a composite resin shade that matches your natural teeth color. Your tooth is cleaned thoroughly and then prepared for bonding by making it rough on the surface.
A bonding liquid is then applied and the composite resin is bonded and molded. The tooth is roughened to help the composite resin to stick. A wavelength of light is then used to harden the composite resin. The final step is to trim or polish if necessary. For any questions and more information about dental bonding to treat your broken or damaged tooth, visit our Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS clinic or call us at (315) 800-5020.