Tooth-colored fillings & bonding help repair a tooth to a natural-looking beauty.
Composite or tooth-colored fillings are a great way to repair cavities, broken fillings, or chipped teeth. These restorations are made to match or enhance the natural color of your teeth. They are stronger and more conservative in their placement than traditional silver amalgam restorations. In addition, they do not contain any mercury and are less likely to fracture teeth after years of service than traditional fillings.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy, affordable way to correct chipped or misshapen teeth? There is, and it’s called tooth bonding. You might be surprised to know that tooth bonding is actually among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available today. Best of all, it can drastically improve the look and function of your teeth.
What is Bonding?
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “Cosmetic bonding is a process where the dentist attaches or “bonds” materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color and shape. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials such as porcelain and resins to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.”
Reasons for Bonding
There are two basic reasons for bonding: cosmetic and functional. That means there are two basic types of bonding: restorative and cosmetic. Here is a breakdown of each:
- Restorative bonding is ideal for people with chipped, decayed, broken or otherwise damaged teeth, as it helps restore the smile.
- Cosmetic bonding is perfect for those simply looking to improve their overall appearance, as it addresses things like discoloration and gaps between the teeth.