Composite bonding is a minimally invasive dental treatment that is used to repair minor tooth damage as well as gaps between teeth. It works by using a tooth-colored material, known as composite resin, to fill tiny holes and surface flaws, disguising them with a natural-looking restoration. Composite bonding is typically only applied on the front of the teeth because it has a highly aesthetic appearance.
Did You Know?
Composite resin is a highly adaptable dental material that adheres directly to the tooth enamel, minimizing the need for dental adhesives. It may be used to make tooth-colored fillings and composite veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for composite bonding?
If you have minor damage to your front teeth, such as chips or cracks, you may be a candidate for composite bonding. You may also be a candidate for composite bonding if there are spaces between your teeth. Schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions to see whether you are an appropriate candidate for composite bonding.
What can I expect when having composite bonding performed at New York Dental Solutions?
When having composite bonding performed at New York Dental Solutions, you can expect to have your Flushing, Queens dentist apply composite resin putty and shape it to match the surrounding tooth structure. Although composite resin is applied as a soft putty, it will be hardened in place using a special curing light.
What can I expect after having composite bonding performed?
After your composite bonding procedure is complete, you will be able to resume your normal routine. There are no special guidelines to follow since the treatment area is completely hardened in place during your appointment. To care for your composite bonding treatment area, be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and schedule dental exams at least twice a year.