Composite bonding is one of many options available for people who would like to upgrade their smile.
The process is perfectly safe for the patient and safe for teeth as well. In fact, depending on the issue being covered by the composite bonding, it may even help the teeth to stay stronger and healthier.
Of course, bad composite bonding, or composite bonding that is not done well or done with subpar materials, is not good for anyone. Make sure to find a dentist who is skilled in the application of composite bonding in order to avoid some of the possible pitfalls.
What Is Composite Bonding?
Composite bonding refers to the practice of applying resin to the surface of the tooth and then molding it so it blends in with the natural teeth. This resin is matched to the shade of your teeth and adheres to the tooth surface with a bonding agent, ensuring that it does not stand out or look different from the other teeth.
The artistry comes in as the dentist molds the resin to the tooth. If this is not done well, it can make the tooth stand out or look bad. But even in this case, the composite bonding will not damage the teeth.
Is Composite Bonding an Option for Bad Teeth?
If you have a cracked, stained, crooked, or chipped tooth, composite bonding is a great solution. It essentially covers up flaws and creates a more ideal smile.
However, if the crack is so deep that a nerve is exposed or if the tooth is rotting and that is why it looks bad compared to the others, composite bonding will not fix that issue. The first step will be to take care of the tooth and address the underlying issue. Composite resin can only be bonded to a healthy tooth with cosmetic flaws.
Is Composite Bonding Bad for Your Teeth?
Though it is not bad for your teeth, composite bonding will always look best at the time of application. Over time, the composite resin may chip, fade, or stain just like a natural tooth. Even if the resin chips, however, it will not impact your tooth enamel.
Your tooth enamel will remain intact as long as the composite resin is only exposed to normal wear. A serious injury or accident that impacts the teeth may negatively affect both the composite resin and the tooth underneath.
What Are Alternatives to Composite Bonding?
Porcelain veneers are another option for patients seeking to beautify their smile and cover up a few cosmetic flaws on the surface of their front teeth.
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Not sure if composite bonding is a good choice for you? Contact Dison Family Dentistry today to learn more about your options for tooth repair.