How Composite Resin Can Be Used to Enhance the Smile
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
At Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, our practice ensures that all procedures achieve a beautiful smile. Individuals who are faced with imperfections of their smile may want to ask about composite resin bonding, a popular treatment used to repair the smile and improve aesthetics.
What is composite resin bonding?
Our dentist describes composite resin bonding is a dental treatment that uses a tooth-colored, biocompatible material applied to the teeth to improve the smile. Composite resin bonding, otherwise known as “dental bonding,” can be used to address problems such as:
- Chipped/broken teeth
- Stained teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Teeth with decay
- Unusually shaped teeth
How is composite resin bonding applied?
This material looks and functions like a clay. Dr. Peterson utilizes a small amount of bonding to apply to a tooth to address an imperfection. For example, if he is repairing a tooth that is chipped, he may apply the composite resin bonding material to the corner of the tooth that is affected. Then, he will shape it in place. Using a curing light, he will harden the material before he can file and polish it down. The repair will look just as natural as the tooth itself and will be blended in seamlessly with the enamel. Most patients find that they are unable to tell which tooth has been treated when the dentist performs this procedure correctly.
Why choose composite resin bonding?
There are several advantages to composite resin bonding that patients need to consider when choosing a restoration that works for their needs. Composite resin bonding is:
- Affordable – composite resin bonding is a less expensive cosmetic procedure option
- Fast – unlike other restorations such as veneers or crowns, which require a week or more to complete, composite resin bonding is completed in one visit
- Minimally invasive – very little or none of the tooth enamel needs to be removed to place dental bonding, allowing patients to maintain the health and structure of their natural smile.
Speak to our team today about composite resin bonding
Dr. Paul A. Peterson of Park City, UT is pleased to offer patients services to improve the appearance of their smile at his practice, Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry. Book your appointment today by calling (435) 658-0678 and visiting us at 1840 Sun Peak Drive, Suite #B101.
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