bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that can work wonders for your
smile. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of
your teeth, gaps between the teeth can be closed, spots, chips, and discolorations
can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the
improved appearance of your smile.
a large chip
appearance of the tooth
is usually a one-visit procedure. The tooth is prepared by lightly roughening
the area to be repaired, which usually doesn't require anesthetic. Then
the surface of the tooth is etched with a gel, and a treatment of bonding
primers and resins is applied to the tooth. Then the composite is applied.
Dental composites are materials made of acrylic resins impregnated with
inorganic fillers, and containing photo initiators. They are made to a
paste-like consistency so that they can be sculpted to the proper shape.
various pigments which are matched to your tooth color, and they come in
varying degrees of translucency, with careful attention paid to their polish
ability. This 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 curing light is then used to harden it. With careful
artistry, this composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details
and translucency of your tooth, and polished to a beautiful shine.
A caution to
the consumer: While any general dentist can legally announce that he or
she is a "cosmetic dentist," and many dentists do white fillings, we recommend
that any patient who wants cosmetic bonding only go to a dentist with extensive
post-graduate training in cosmetic dentistry. The bonding techniques and
artistry required to do composite bonding well are not required training
of general dentists.
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