COSMETIC BONDING is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained or gapped. It is the most versatile and effective way to aesthetically restore your smile. Composite materials are used to replace old unattractive fillings, change the color of your teeth or reshape and recontour a less than ideal smile. Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic mixture filled with glass (silicon dioxide). Composite fillings have a slightly higher rate of wear than your traditional silver fillings.
Most procedures take as little as 20 to 30 minutes per tooth, depending on how complicated your particular treatment may be. At your actual bonding appointment, the dentist will use a mild etching solution to condition the surface of the tooth so the composite will adhere to it. Next, the dentist applies a couple layers of the bonding adhesive material onto the tooth, and then he applies the composite resin material. Dr. Fagan then uses a light source to set the material. The last step is shaping, smoothing and polishing the surfaces. As with your natural teeth, cosmetically bonded teeth may chip or stain. A bonded restoration should last for years before requiring a touch-up or replacement. The procedures are painless and most are quick enough to be completed in one visit.
For more information on Cosmetic Bonding in the Atlanta, GA area call Cosmetic Dental & Implant Center at (404) 255-5006 today!