Bonding is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore teeth to help change the appearance of your teeth by making them longer, wider, and closing spaces. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Another advantage of a composite filling is that the tooth does not require extensive drilling. That is because the composite filling material is bonded / glued to your tooth structure.
Before the filling is placed, the tooth has to be prepared to accept the filling. The tooth surface is cleaned with an etchant for 30 seconds and then rinsed away. Once the tooth is cleaned the glue / bond is placed on the tooth to help place and bond the composite material. To help cure the bond and the composite a blue light is placed on the tooth to help harden both the bond and composite. The most important step is after we wash off the etchant. Once the etchant is off the tooth it is extremely important to keep the tooth dry and free of saliva. If the tooth gets contaminated with saliva then we have to start all over and the tooth has to be re-etched. Because these fillings are glued to your teeth they have a tendency to become unglued over time and may need replacement from time to time.
When you have misaligned teeth or even a small fracture on your tooth, you can repair or fix those by something as easy as a tooth filling or composite bonding. Composite bondings are minimally invasive treatment options in cosmetic dentistry to help improve your smile. This technique uses tooth-colored composite, giving you durable results and an immediate smile makeover at an economical price.
The composite bonding procedure involves preparation of the involved tooth/teeth, conditioning of the tooth surface, applying tooth-colored composite material, and is followed by finishing and polishing the restoration.
A dentist decides which filling material is the correct substance for your cavity. Most dentists today use composite materials for filling the majority of teeth because it looks natural and is not overly expensive. If you have concerns about filling one or more teeth, you do not need to worry. You are in far more danger when you delay going to a dentist. Besides the fact that your cavity is painful, your tooth could crack. In addition, your cavity can become more decayed. Eventually, you may need to undergo an extensive root canal procedure to remedy the problem.
At the end of the day whether you receive a composite filling, an amalgam filling, or even an indirect filling like an onlay or inlay the most important part is maintenance and regular follow up by Dr. Christopher Henes and his team. You should continue to care strictly for your dental fillings and your natural teeth. Continue to brush and floss regularly. Keep regular exams and cleanings with Dr. Christopher Henes. When you treat your fillings well, they will maintain an attractive appearance and boost your overall health for years.
If you are interested in learning more about our dental fillings and if you are in need of a dental filling, call 303-695-0102 or book an appointment with our 5-star-rated dentist. We are conveniently located on Iliff near I-225. During your session, our experienced dentist and team will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our office, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us! Come to experience Iliff Family Dental and our unmatched patient experience! You will quickly see why people in Aurora, CO love us