In the past, when people were looking to make teeth look as cosmetically perfect as possible, they would turn their attention to dental procedures such as dental veneers, teeth whitening, or crowns. All such procedures are quite good but costly in time, as well as in dollars, usually taking a few office visits to complete.
There is another way to fix that smile that is easier on the budget and with faster results! It has been used for quite a few decades now and is known as composite bonding. With composite bonding, a resin material is molded and shaped to go right over the tooth or teeth. There is little damage done to the natural tooth, differing from the invasive procedure of a dental veneer that first requires the removal of a ½ millimeter of enamel in order to place the veneer shell over the tooth.
The composite resin bond is a minimally invasive procedure as the natural tooth is roughed up a bit using a gentle phosphoric acid solution so the adhesive will hold the composite resin to the tooth. The adhesive is hardened with a special UV curing light. Polishing is then done and VOILA! A true work of art! The patient feels very little discomfort, as the procedure does not require the use of a numbing anesthetic or the dreaded dental drill.
The resin material can be blended to match the natural color of the other teeth and does not often require impressions to be made, thus eliminating multiple office visits to fix the tooth or teeth. Composite bonding is an affordable way to close small gaps in your smile, cover any tooth roots that are exposed and fix the look of irregularly shaped teeth to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance and improved smile.
Composite bonding material is durable and has been known to last from three to 10 years, depending on the oral hygiene habits like brushing, flossing and regular visits to your dentist for exams and professional cleanings. Composite resin can also be used as a substitute for the silver amalgam usually used for filling cavities, providing a more natural look. Cosmetic bonding is best for those with healthy teeth who are looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Composite bonding may be the best solution to your dental problems.
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