Fill In Tooth Chips With Composite Bonding
Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest of your natural teeth to create a healthy bright smile.
Dr. Khetarpal will prepare your tooth for treatment by roughening and shaping or contouring the surface. Next, she will apply a conditioning solution and bonding agent that together act as a strong adhesive or glue, to ensure that the composite will adhere. Then she will apply the putty-like tooth colored composite material, sculpting it to correct the problem areas.
Several layers of the composite material may be necessary in order to achieve the best results. To cure and harden the material, a high-intensity light or a chemical agent may be used. Finally, she will smooth and polish your tooth to give it an even, natural contour.
The procedure is virtually pain-free, although you may experience some discomfort during the tooth-roughening phase.
Dr. Khetarpal is a Cincinnati cosmetic dentist who uses different materials than a traditional dentist to beautify your teeth and smile. Dental composite bonding is a such a material. Bonding is appropriate for correcting minor imperfections. If you have structural problems with a tooth or problems with multiple teeth, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers or another tooth restoration procedure.
There are many cosmetic dentistry options available. If you are considering a cosmetic procedure, schedule a complimentary smile consultation to assess your individual needs and wishes. Together we can decide on the best treatment plan is for you to attain the best results possible.
To discuss your cosmetic dentistry needs or to ask any other questions, please contact us immediately at 513-923-1215 or fill out the appointment request form to schedule now.