Tooth bondings (tooth-colored fillings or composites) are a great way to repair conservative damage to teeth. Bondings can also change the appearance of crooked or discolored teeth in your smile. Tooth-colored fillings are a mixture of resin with clear glass particles to give them strength. The end result is a strong, life-like bonding that can repair compromised teeth. In addition, bondings can help make misshapen or discolored teeth more attractive.
Repair Chipped Or Cracked Teeth With Tooth Bonding
Tooth bondings can solve multiple problems in a more conservative manner than larger restorations like crowns or veneers. The first option for tooth-colored fillings is where we can repair areas that have been compromised by trauma or decay. We remove the damaged area of the tooth, and the tooth-colored filling is bonded into the space. We also shape the filling to mimic the missing tooth structure.
How To Fix Spaces Between Teeth
The second option is when we use tooth-colored fillings to fill spaces, especially around teeth in the smile zone. We can place the bonding with little to no preparation of the tooth structure in this area, and shape it to ideal proportions. Given its translucent and life-like appearance, small spaces can be filled to look both natural and beautiful.
In a third option, we cover areas that are discolored by removing a small outer layer of the tooth. Then, we bond the composite filling in place. Again, with its tooth-like color and ability to be translucent like enamel, tooth colored fillings can cover unsightly discolored spots for a very eye-pleasing result.
If you have areas of decay, trauma, or mild to moderate esthetic concerns, talk to your dental specialist about the benefits of tooth bonding or composite fillings.
A tooth bonding is a composite filling made of mixture of resin and clear glass particles for strength and esthetics. They are bonded to the teeth with special dental adhesives.
Tooth bonding can be a conservative way to close small gaps and spaces.