Composite Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a dental procedure that allows you to have the smile you've always wanted. After tooth bonding, the treated tooth is stronger, with treatment being almost undetectable.

Direct composite bonding is used to recreate a smile, where little or no tooth reduction is needed compared to traditional tooth bonding. Direct bonding is less costly than crowns and can be long-lasting with proper maintenance in the hands of a skilled operator.

How Do I Know If I Need It?

Tooth bonding is probably most useful for repairing chipped or broken teeth. Bonding materials, such as composite resin and porcelain, can be designed to perfectly replicate the color of the surrounding teeth, making it difficult to distinguish between the real teeth and a broken one.

What Does The Procedure Look Like?

The fusion of enamel and dentin creates teeth that are full of both strength and resilience. Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth or the portion that is visible within the mouth. It is composed of densely packed calcium crystals which are resistant to wear and is considered protective of the tooth nerve. Enamel is composed of no living material and can easily be duplicated by dental porcelain during compositing tooth bonding.

Dentin is the porous material within the inner core of the tooth. Constructed of collagen tubes, dentin is living tissue and transmits nerve sensation. Composite resins have properties similar to dentin, with a combination of a plastic resin and silica filler. This combination of materials allows for almost identical tooth color replication and reliable adhesion.

Am I A Good Candidate?

Bonding is a popular treatment option because it provides a successful connection between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel and dentin. It looks and functions exactly like the original tooth did.

Contact our Elmwood Park, IL office to learn more about the different bonding options that may work best for you at 708-456-1188. Or schedule a consultation appointment now.

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