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What Is Direct Composite Bonding?

Though many don’t think of it, a lot of today’s most common dental procedures require some type of dental or composite bonding. Dental bonding is when your dentist uses a tooth-colored resin material that is applied and hardened using a “curing” light. The light hardens the resin and bonds the material to the teeth permanently. Composite bonding, better known as dental bonding or just bonding, can be used to restore as well as improve an existing smile. Bonding can be used for all sorts of dental fixes including:

  • To repair cracked and/or chipped teeth
  • To repair a tooth that is decayed through a filling for a cavity
  • To fix gaps between the teeth
  • To elongate the teeth
  • To improve the color of a stained/discolored tooth
  • To replace amalgam/metal fillings

One of the most complex procedures that composite bonding is used for is dental veneers. Dental veneers have to be bonded and secured to the teeth to ensure a proper and durable fit. With dental veneers sealed with dental bonding, a patient will not only have a brand new smile but his/her smile will be durable as ever before! Dental veneers are known for strengthening the smile as well as the jaw’s bone structure.

When the material used for composite bonding is placed on the teeth, the material must be properly molded, shaped, and sculpted to ensure that the final look is one that is natural and undetectable. This way your smile remains natural looking but is much more improved. With the help of the right dentist many flaws within your smile can fixed with the use of composite bonding.

Is one of your teeth cracked or chipped? Do you want to know more about dental bonding and/or dental veneers? If so, contact our Blue Bell dentist’s office to with any questions or to schedule a consultation.