Chips, spots, or small gaps between teeth can cause you to be embarrassed about your smile. Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is great for fixing small defects in front teeth. Dr. Joseph Rota is an experienced cosmetic dentist who uses bonding to erase these small defects and beautifully restore your smile.
What Is Tooth Bonding?
Composite restorative material is made of high-strength inorganic particles, such as silicon dioxide or small particles of quartz or glass, bound in acrylic, or a similar material. These composites are made in a variety of shades, opacities, strengths, and surface textures. When manipulated artistically, they mimic tooth structure so perfectly that the repair can’t be detected.
The tooth to which the composite is to be applied is lightly roughened. The tooth is then etched, and a bonding agent is applied. Next, the composite is applied, shaped, hardened, further shaped, and polished.
|The picture to the right shows a front tooth with a moderate-sized chip that is very visible.|
|If you look closely at the repair, you will notice that the bonding isn’t made of only one color. There is a halo of lighter-colored material right at the chewing edge of the tooth. A more translucent area is next, and then the color is blended into the tooth so that the repair is undetectable.|
Tooth Bonding with an Artistic Approach
Many dentists aren’t comfortable using composite bonding materials, because it requires freehand skills and artistic ability. And only dentists who are passionate about the art of dentistry have the full variety of shades and textures of bonding materials that are needed to correctly match each patient’s teeth.
But at Rota Advanced Dental Care, we have an artistic approach to dentistry. We are passionate about restoring your teeth to their natural appearance—not in merely repairing a tooth that is damaged or broken. Dr. Rota is an award-winning cosmetic dentist who will restore your smile so perfectly that people won’t be able to tell your tooth had a defect.
If you have a tooth that needs to be restored, find out if dental bonding is the right treatment for it. Call us to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.