What is Dental Bonding?
Even small or minor imperfections in someone’s teeth can make them want to hide their smile and can lower self-confidence. Dental bonding is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to repair these imperfections to give you a more aesthetic and cohesive smile. Dr. Linda Rak Canepa strives to give all of her patients a smile they are proud of, which is why she offers cosmetic bonding and other cosmetic dentistry services to those in the Rocky River, OH area.
Composite bonding is performed with a tooth-colored composite resin that is placed in the crack, gap, or chipped area of the tooth. Before the resin is applied to the tooth, it is prepped by filing a small amount of the surface of the tooth to give the resin something to attach to. Each layer is hardened before a new layer is applied in order for the restoration to be strong and to allow your dentist to control the thickness and shape. Once all of the layers have hardened, your dentist will file the restoration into the desired shape and then polish it to give a natural look. After the procedure, you won’t be able to tell where the restoration ends and your natural tooth begins.
Benefits of Composite Bonding
- Quick procedure – Most composite bonding procedures can be completed during one visit, depending on how many teeth are being repaired. Many other cosmetic dentistry procedures require an impression of the tooth to be taken, where the impression is then sent to another office for the restoration to be created, requiring another appointment for the restoration to be applied.
- Affordable – Because the procedure can be finished in one appointment, doesn’t require anything to be sent out of the office, and is non-invasive, it is one of the most affordable ways to repair and rejuvenate your smile.
- Minor filing – Almost all cosmetic dentistry procedures require at least some filing in order to prepare the tooth for the restoration; yet, with composite bonding, the tooth only needs the surface to be rough enough for the resin to attach.
Schedule Your Consultation
Composite bonding can repair almost any minor imperfections such as cracks, chips, gaps, and discoloration to give you the perfect smile you have always wanted. If you would like to know more about composite bonding, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today!