Composite fillings and composite veneers
Composite Fillings and Composite Veneers
Bonding is technique of applying composite resin to teeth to fix cavities, chips, cracks, discolored or misaligned teeth. Teeth Bonding can be also be used an alternative to veneers although it has some limitations.
Our Tooth Bonding Process
The tooth is prepared or roughened with a bur. All old composite is removed from the tooth to expose its underlying structure.
Lightly etch the surface of the tooth to create micromechanical irregularities in the surface.
Bonding agent is applied to the surface and cured with a light that activates the setting reaction.
Once the bonding agent sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Teeth Bonding Considerations
Composite bonding is the technique of choice to fill cavities after removing caries due to its inherent white optical properties (white filling material). For back teeth, it is the most conservative treatment available. Bonding composite for the purpose of altering tooth form on front teeth or covering stains is not considered a permanent solution for damaged teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before needing to be repaired. Techniques and materials are improving all the time, so it’s important to talk with your Miami prosthodontist to determine if bonding is a viable solution for you. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
composite veneers of four incisors
Composite Bonding of left central incisor and implant on left lateral incisor after orthodontics
Composite Bonding of upper right canine and lateral after orthodontics to straighten teeth
Composite Bonding of lateral incisors to make narrower and centrals to make wider
Composite Bonding of central incisors to fix chips
Composite veneers of centrals and laterals to change color and shape
Composite Bonding of central incisor to fix chips
Composite veneers to fix discoloration
Composite veneers to close spaces, improve contour and fix discoloration
Composite veneers to fix discoloration and shape of upper left lateral incisor
Composite bonding of upper left central incisor after accident
Composite bonding of upper right central incisor after accident