Composite bonding is a minimal and non-invasive procedure done at Classic Smiles Dentistry that can improve the look of your teeth.
Bonding is normally used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It is also used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape of your teeth. Often times bonding is used as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings, or to protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede.
Dental bonding is a relatively simple procedure that is normally completed in one or two visits. For minor corrections, the resin is color matched to your teeth in our office. For major restorations, impressions of the teeth are sent to our dental lab and the actual bonding procedure takes place on the following visit.
What to expect during your visit?
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), composite bonding is a safe and effective technique that was developed more than 50 years ago, and has been widely available for over three decades. The treatment itself often starts with the removal of some surface enamel, allowing the dentist to best shape the composite resin to your tooth, followed by the application of the bonding agent. Our dentist will then add the composite resin, cure it with a special light and finish by polishing your teeth. Because the process involves a high level of technique for a natural mold and shape, you can rest assured that our dentist at Classic Smiles Dentistry is a doctor who has experience in this area.
What aftercare is needed?
With normal care, today's composite material is durable enough to last without regular attention; which means you won't have to seek out the office for special visits and upkeep. Nonetheless, at Classic Smiles Dentistry, we make sure our patients understand the importance of maintaining a regular dental checkup and to exercise proper daily oral care.
If you're interested in achieving a brighter smile, composite resin bonding is a great option. Call Classic Smiles Dentistry at (770) 884-7342 for an appointment.