Composite tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique that works wonders for your smile.
Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth, tooth gaps can be closed, spots, chips, and discolorations can be eliminated, and your self-confidence can be enhanced through the improved appearance of your smile. It’s also great for an instant repair of a broken front tooth.
Tooth bonding is usually a one-visit procedure. The tooth is prepared by lightly roughening the area to be repaired, which usually doesn’t require anesthetic. Then the surface of the tooth is etched with a gel, and a treatment of bonding primers and resins is applied to the tooth. Then the composite is applied.
Dental composites are materials made of acrylic resins impregnated with inorganic fillers, and containing photo-initiators, plus fillers such as quartz, glass, or silicon dioxide. They are made to a paste-like consistency so that they can be sculpted to the proper shape. They contain various pigments which are matched to your tooth color, and they come in varying degrees of translucency, with careful attention paid to their polishability.
This composite material is applied to your tooth, sometimes in several layers in order to duplicate the depth of color that occurs in a natural tooth. A high-intensity curing light is then used to harden it. With careful artistry, this composite can be manipulated to mimic the color details and translucency of your tooth, and polished to a beautiful shine.
Schedule dental visits for you and your family today by calling The Right Smile Center in Sandy Springs at 404-256-3620 and in Chamblee at 770-455-6076. Our dental office is conveniently located on Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs, and we serve patients from Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Chamblee and surrounding communities. We welcome new patients and will be happy to answer all of your questions over the phone or in person. Our dentists and team look forward to making you, and your loved ones, smile!