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A Quick Overview About Composite Bonding

BY East Cobb Family Dentistry

If having a cracked, discolored, or chipped tooth bothers you a lot, then this cosmetic dental procedure can greatly help you—composite bonding! The treatment is a fast and minimally invasive option for a beautiful smile.

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When is composite bonding necessary?

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored or stained teeth
  • Change the shape of the teeth
  • Close spaces or gaps between the teeth
  • Repair decayed teeth or fill cavities
  • Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that got exposed due to receding gums
  • An alternative for amalgam or other fillings
  • Make teeth appear longer

What can you expect during the composite bonding procedure?

Composite bonding is considered as a safe and effective dental technique that was developed more than five decades ago. The procedure is efficient, which makes it easier for both the patient and the dentist.

To start off, the dentist will remove some surface of the enamel, and a bonding agent is applied to make the bonding material or composite resin to adhere to the tooth. Then, the bonding material is added and molded to the desired shape. A special light is used to harden the material. After the material hardens, the dentist will trim, shape, and polish the tooth to match it with the rest of the tooth’s surface.

What are the advantages of composite bonding?

Composite bonding is among the easiest and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Unlike veneers or crowns that must be manufactured in dental labs, composite bonding can be done in one dental visit unless several teeth need this treatment. During the procedure, a minimal amount of the tooth’s surface is removed compared to veneers and crowns. Typically, the use of anesthesia in the procedure is necessarily not required. However, if composite bonding is being performed to fill cavities, the patient will need to undergo anesthesia.

Aim for a better and brighter smile with Composite Bonding in Marietta, GA. Book your appointment with us at East Cobb Family Dentistry. We are located at 2969 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta, GA 30062.

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