Composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of teeth marred by minor chips, cracks, discoloration, or gaps between the teeth. The bonding material is composed of either plastic or resin, which is bonded to the surface of the tooth to conceal flaws. Bonding is a relatively inexpensive way to create an aesthetically pleasing and vibrant smile, without removing much, if any, of the tooth structure.
The Advantages of Composite Bonding
Patients who have their smiles treated with dental bonding can enjoy its numerous benefits. The process is quick – typically less than an hour. Unlike with veneers or crowns, no significant amount of the tooth’s original structure is removed (if anything, it is lightly scuffed). Finally, the bonding material comes in numerous shades, which allows the dentist to match the bonding material precisely to the natural tooth so as to produce a natural-looking result.
After Composite Bonding
To make sure that your bonding lasts as long as possible, it is important to take care of the bonded tooth. Proper care includes daily brushing and flossing, especially if you drink coffee or tea or smoke tobacco (all of which can stain the bonding material over time). Typically, dental bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns, and it may need to be replaced every five or 10 years. Contact Back Mountain Dental if you are interested in composite bondings.