Dental Bonding / Composite Fillings
Bonding is a perfect solution for minor esthetic challenges. This procedure improves the appearance of teeth that have excess gaps between them, as well as teeth that are chipped, stained, cracked or broken. Bonding materials can also be used to protect an exposed tooth or fill in small cavities. Dr. Daftary or Dr. Mahallati will apply and then sculpt and shape the tooth colored bonding material. The results look and feel like a natural-looking tooth that will provide the patient with many years of service.
What is the material used for dental bonding?
Composite material is the material of choice for bonding. Its natural look and feel combined with its high level of biocompatibility and good strength makes it a suitable material for smaller defects.
What happens during the dental bonding process?
After the tooth preparation (if any) is complete then the surface is prepared for bonding, then different layers of tooth colored material are skillfully applied, shaped and finally polished to a high luster. The end result will look and feel like natural teeth.
Does the dental bonding require anesthesia?
Sometimes, anesthesia is required during dental bonding, which is dependent upon the size and depth of the preparation. There are times when there is no need for anesthesia. When anesthesia is required the gentle and skillful administration of the anesthesia will put the most apprehensive patient at ease.
Is dental bonding safe and effective?
Yes. Due to the very high degree of biocompatibility dental bondings are very safe. More so in recent years, especially with the advances in material science the color stability and longevity of the material has improved significantly making bonding the material of choice for many different situations.
Will the dental bonding material match exactly to the color of my natural tooth?
Yes, in recent years there have been tremendous advances in the dental material field providing an array of material with excellent ability to match natural tooth color. At times, in the hands of a skillful operator, different colors are mixed to create a restoration that is in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
How long will my tooth last after dental bonding?
Better longevity has become possible with recent advances in the field of material science. Increased wear resistance and higher color stability has enabled us to deliver restorations that last for many years. Undeniably, proper homecare and regular dental visits are essential to maintaining your teeth as well as any dental restorations.
Does the dental bonding material change color over time?
Over several years and depending upon a patient’s, diet and eating habits, bonding material can change color. In that case sometimes they can be resurfaced and at times they have to be redone.
Is there any special maintenance required after dental bonding?
You should care for your dental bondings in the same manner you take care of your own teeth. Proper brushing and flossing at home and a balanced diet are essential not only to your dental health but also your overall wellbeing. Regular cleanings and checkups ensure everything is maintained in best state of health.