Dental Bonding in Springfield & Longmeadow, MA Composite Bonding Springfield
What is Dental Bonding?
Composite bonding at Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA is an excellent method for correcting broken, misshapen, stained, or otherwise unsightly teeth. Dental bonding composites are materials made of acrylic resins with inorganic fillers, and containing photoinitiators. They are made to a paste-like consistency so that they can be sculpted to the proper shape. They contain various pigments which are matched to your tooth color, and they come in varying degrees of translucency, with careful attention paid to their polishability.
The dental bonding composite is applied to your tooth, sometimes in several layers, in order to duplicate the depth of color that occurs in a natural tooth. A high-intensity light is then used to harden it. With careful artistry, this dental bonding composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details and translucency of your tooth and polished to a beautiful shine.
The Teeth Bonding Process
Composite tooth bonding is usually a one-visit procedure. First, the tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area to be repaired, which usually doesn’t require any anesthetic. Next, the surface of the tooth is etched with a gel, and a treatment of bonding primers and resins are applied to the tooth. Lastly, the bonding composite is applied.
Why Choose Taylor Street Dental?
A caution to all cosmetic dentistry patients: While any general dentist can legally announce that they are a “cosmetic dentist,” and many dentists do white fillings, we recommend that anyone who wants cosmetic composite bonding only go to a dentist with extensive post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry. The dental bonding techniques and artistry required to do composite bonding well are not required training of general dentists. Composite bonding leaves teeth looking healthy and natural.
Contact us today to find out if dental bonding is right for you at Taylor Street Dental. We serve patients from Springfield, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Westfield, Boston, Chicopee and Northampton MA, as well as patients from the Connecticut area. Call today!