Tooth bonding can work wonders for your smile. It seems to be the most popular cosmetic dental procedure as well as the least expensive. For subtle smile alterations such as gaps between teeth (diastema), chips and discolorations, bonding is the procedure of choice. By using materials that match the shade, texture and translucency of patient’s natural teeth, tooth bonding can restore the tooth’s natural appearance and greatly enhance your smile.
What is tooth bonding?
A resin material that comes in all different shades to match your tooth is applied to the enamel and then hardened by a high intensity light . The material is finely sculpted to the tooth and polished nicely to give a natural look to the tooth.
When is dental bonding used?
It is used to restore chipped or broken teeth, fix uneven teeth, gum recession, tooth decay, to close gaps or to reshape or recolor your smile.
What are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Composite Fillings?
Aesthetics is the biggest advantage over silver fillings, the alternative filling material. Also, using the composite material enables the dentist to remove just the decay from the tooth unlike silver fillings where they have to remove more of the tooth structure to help keep the silver filling in place. Composite bondings help to support your teeth where as silver fillings are much more likely to cause cracks in your teeth.
Overall, the bonding material matches your teeth better, is stronger and last longer. The disadvantage is that it costs more in material and time.
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