Composite Bonding in Palos Heights, IL
Of all the advancements in dentistry over the last 50 years, composite bonding is perhaps the most significant achievement. It has enabled more modern dental procedures and accomplishments than any other advancement.
Composite bonding can solve many problems:
- Chipped tooth
- Broken tooth
- Gaps between teeth
- Shape enhancement
- Color improvement
- Esthetic filling replacement
If you’ve ever broken a front tooth and benefited from a skilled dentist who knew how to repair the tooth in a way that made it look like it was never even broken? If so, then you understand the wonder of composite bonding. It fixes numerous cosmetic dentistry issues.
Advantages of composite bonding:
- It can be bonded to a tooth and stay for many years.
- It can be matched to your tooth color. When a tooth is repaired with composite, the repair is invisible. If there was a prior defect in the tooth, it often improves the appearance significantly.
- Composite can be added to existing tooth structure when a tooth is broken or chipped. So, it is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require removal of much tooth structure.
- It is less costly than a porcelain restoration to do the same job. Plus, composite bonding can be completed in one visit to the dentist. By comparison, many porcelain or metal restorations require a second visit.
- If the composite chips, repair is relatively easy
Disadvantages of Composite:
- Composite is very strong, but it is not as strong or durable as porcelain or metal restoration. So, there are some limitations to the situations where composite bonding should be used.
- Composite restorations on average do not last as long as porcelain.
- Compared to porcelain, composite bonding has a higher likelihood of staining.
Bonded composite is the ideal choice if you want to correct a single defect in your smile such as a chip or a gap between teeth. For more extensive work, it is certainly an option to consider.