Composite bonding is a quick and easy treatment that can instantly enhance the appearance of one’s smile. The procedure consists of applying tooth-colored resin to restore the function and appearance of teeth that are damaged, decayed or irregular.
There are many applications of composite bonding, including:
- Filling cavities
- Repairing chipped teeth
- Making color restorations
- Reducing noticeable spacing issues
- Correcting uneven tooth lengths
- Fixing misshapen teeth
- Protecting the roots of teeth
Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to our practice. The first step of treatment is to clean the tooth and select the exact shade of resin that will be used. Next, we work carefully to remove any decay that is present. Once the tooth is fully clean, composite material is applied to the tooth in multiple layers. After a layer has been applied, a dental curing light will be used to harden the layer before adding the next one.
When the desired thickness has been achieved, the composite material will be allowed to fully harden. At this point, the tooth is buffed and polished, providing it with an even finish and a natural appearance. Once the process is complete, the patient will be given important instructions on how to care for the bonding. With proper care, the bonding should last for up to ten years.
Dr. Bosler has been named the best dentist in Solano County, California for seven years running! If you would like to learn more about how composite bonding can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth, please call our practice at (707) 244-1164 to schedule an appointment.