Composite Bonding

Our dentists at Lake Country Dental use tooth-colored composites (white or natural-looking materials) to fill cavities, repair chips or cracks, close gaps between your teeth and build up the worn-down edges of teeth.

Because direct composite bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material by the dentist, the direct composite bonding procedure usually is completed in one dental visit. More complicated or extensive treatments may require additional visits. However, there is usually no need for temporaries or waiting days or weeks for laboratory restorations.

The same composite materials also may be directly applied and sculpted to the surfaces of teeth that show most prominently when you smile, for minimally invasive smile makeovers. While dentists call them direct composite veneers, many people just refer to them generically as “bonding.” Composite bonding usually is an ideal and less expensive solution for people with chips, gaps between the teeth, staining and discoloration, slight crookedness and misshapen teeth.

 

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Figure 1: Chipped upper front teeth resulting from minor trauma, and spaced lowers, create small but significant cosmetic dilemmas Figure 2: A conservative yet natural looking repair of missing tooth structure accomplished in one office visit
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Figure 3: Minor chipping of the front teeth with excessive space between adjacent teeth creating a cosmetic compromise Figure 4: Composite restorations can modify tooth shape, form and color to correct spacial relationships and enhance a smile