The dental bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin and is used for a variety of structural as well as cosmetic purposes. By using dental composite resin bonding your dentist can restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your teeth.
A very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very small crevices in the tooth's enamel structure. These small crevices provide a slightly rough surface permitting a durable resin to bond to your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and high-intensity light cures the resins onto your tooth's surface - with each individual layer of resin hardening in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is then sculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished.
The resin comes in many shades so that the dentist can match it to your natural teeth. This procedure will take slightly longer because multiple layers are applied. Tooth colored fillings are therefore technique sensitive and results vary depending upon the skill of the dentist and the quality of the materials used.
Air Abrasion - A mini Sandstorm
An air abrasion unit is used to remove the decay and for small areas of decay. The advent of bonding technology has allowed fillings that can be placed with a minimal loss of tooth structure. In these situations a numbing injection isn’t necessary, which is a great incentive to treat decay when it is small.« Go Back