Natural-Looking Solutions for Damaged Teeth
Created on January 30, 2015
If you have broken, cracked or misshapen teeth it is likely that you are interested in an affordable and effective treatment. Dental bonding is a quick, affordable and effective solution for the repair of broken, misshapen, stained or otherwise unsightly teeth.
Composite tooth bonding is usually performed in just one-visit and yields beautiful results. The tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area to be repaired. This typically does not require anesthetic. Then the surface of the tooth is etched with a gel, and a treatment of bonding primers and resins are applied to the tooth. Then the bonding composite is applied.
Dental bonding composites are materials made of acrylic resins with inorganic fillers. 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 natural tooth color.
The 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. The bonding composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details and translucency of your tooth, and polished to a beautiful shine.
Contact Dr. David Peck today to learn if dental bonding is the right solution to restore your smile.