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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.

Tooth Bonding Technique
Composite tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that can do beautiful things for your smile. Dental composite is made of particles such as silicon dioxide or quartz, bound with a tough synthetic resin. It is blended so that it comes in different shades, toughness, and translucencies and so that, with the proper artistic eye on the part of the dentist, it can match your teeth. It is then used to close tooth gaps, fill cavities, or eliminate spots, chips, and discolorations. It’s also great for an instant repair of a broken front tooth.

The Procedure OF Composite Tooth Bonding

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.

How Long will the Tooth Bonding Last?

The technology of composite tooth bonding materials is wonderful as far as the beauty that it can bring to your teeth. Still, with all that has been done, there are some limitations as to how long it lasts. It is susceptible to staining and loss of gloss. This deterioration doesn’t seem to be too noticeable if it is used in limited areas. But when it is used for an entire smile, it is more noticeable.
And its longevity is directly related to its post-operative care. Many people can go for ten or fifteen years and have the bonding look as good as the day it was put in. On the other hand, some people will get staining on the margins of the bonding after only one or two years and will need some touch-up work. If you take care of it well (see instructions below), you could avoid having to replace it. And an expert cosmetic dentist, with touch-up work or resurfacing of the composite, could bring back the life of dull, old bonding.
Under normal mouth conditions, tooth bonding work that is done by a qualified cosmetic dentist will not darken or discolor. If it is not damaged by improper professional cleaning by a hygienist or by overly abrasive toothpastes, it ordinarily will not stain any more than your natural teeth. In most cases, it is also durable enough to withstand the stresses of ordinary mouth function.

Sensitivity to Air and Touch

When composite is applied, there is often some roughening of the enamel to help the composite bond to the tooth. It also may be necessary to re-shape the tooth a little in order to achieve the desired esthetic effect. When this is done, it isn’t unusual to have some areas of sensitivity on the teeth that are treated. This sensitivity to air and touch may persist for a few of weeks, but should gradually diminish. If it doesn’t diminish, or if it is particularly annoying, I would advise that you contact the dentist. There are desensitizing agents that can be applied to alleviate this sensitivity.

Am I A Good Candidate?

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.
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.