What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure done at our Alpharetta dental office that involves using a composite filling material to correct cosmetic dental flaws. Composite fillings are made using a plastic resin and silica fillers that combine to mimic the natural appearance of your dental enamel.
Bonding is an excellent way to make cosmetic repairs because it is a strong and durable material that blends perfectly with your teeth. One of the benefits is that the composite material bonds to the surface of the remaining structure of the tooth helping to prevent breakage.
Dental bonding can resolve several problems with great results:
- Repair cracked or chipped teeth
- Create a uniform appearance by resolving size and shape discrepancies
- Fill in gaps and uneven spacing between teeth
- Conceal severe staining and discoloration
Dr. Kai mixes the material to match the shade of your teeth, and then carefully applies the composite to the area to be fixed. He builds up the material to perfectly match the shape of your teeth and then cures it with ultraviolet light to bond the composite securely to your teeth.
Dental bonding is a very effective solution for these problems, but depending on your situation, Dr. Kai may recommend a different type of cosmetic treatment like porcelain veneers are dental crowns.