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Bonding is one of the most commonly used repair techniques available to your dentist. When you have a cavity, chipped or cracked tooth, gaps between the teeth or uneven edges on the tooth itself, the solution often involves attaching composite materials to the tooth with a strong dental adhesive.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
With direct composite bonding, your experienced Contos Smile Center dentist carefully places a tooth-colored composite in the mouth to fill a cavity or treat an imperfection. Because the composite material can be sculpted by the dentist into any shape or size, the bonded material can add balance to misshapen teeth, cover gaps, make crookedness less noticeable, fill cracks and add volume to teeth with chips. Composite bonding can even be used to cover up discoloration that does not respond to other teeth whitening options.
Cosmetic Bonding can be used as a convenient and less costly alternative to veneers or crowns.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding Procedure Details
Bonding is a quick and simple procedure, requiring no mouth impressions or X-rays. In the case of a cavity, a local anesthetic will be the first step, but many bonding applications require no numbing at all. Your dentist will next use a mild phosphoric acid solution to prepare the tooth surface, and then apply a liquid bonding agent.
For cosmetic composite bonding, your experienced Contos Smile Center dentist will add layers of composite resin to the tooth, and gradually mold it like putty. When it has been sculpted into the ideal shape, your dentist will use a curing light to seal the bond. This process of adding composite and hardening the material with the light will be repeated until you and your dentist are satisfied with the strength and aesthetic appeal of the composite. A protective finish is applied as the final step.
For more information on the many uses of bonding or to schedule an appointment in our Chicago office, call (773) 973-0531 or email Contos Smile Center today.
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