Dental Bonding in Raleigh
Do you have a chipped or broken tooth? Do you have mercury-silver fillings that show when you smile? Bonding is an affordable solution to help repair or enhance your smile.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is when a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to your front teeth to fix problems ranging from chipped teeth, broken corners of your teeth, cavities, enamel defects, and replacement of silver-mercury (amalgam) fillings.
During dental bonding, teeth are shaped and treated with an etchant prior to adding one or several layers of tooth-colored composite resin to repair/augment the teeth. This procedure is typically performed on front teeth.
Dental bonding has also replaced the need for mercury-silver fillings. If you have previously had mercury-silver fillings, our Raleigh dentist at Leesville Dental Care can safely remove these fillings, and replace them with natural-looking composite fillings and porcelain crowns.
What happens during the procedure?
During the bonding procedure, Dr. Russo will apply a dentin bonding agent to the tooth, which etches and roughens the surface to help the bonding material stay in place. A putty-like bonding material is then placed on the tooth’s surface, where it is shaped and sculpted to look like a natural tooth. A special UV light is used to harden and set the composite material. Finally, Dr. Russo will polish and buff the tooth for a smooth finish.
Advantages of Dental Bonding:
- An affordable solution to repair stained, broken or chipped teeth
- A lower-cost alternative to porcelain veneers
- It is a fast, one-visit solution to treat your front teeth
- Composite material matches the color of your teeth for natural-looking results
- A safe alternative to silver-mercury fillings
Disadvantages of Dental Bonding:
- The tooth-colored composite resin can lose its luster over time and may not reflect light as vividly as porcelain veneers, requiring the bonding be re-applied
This patient came into the Leesville Dental Care office embarrassed to smile, and within one hour, Raleigh Dentist Dr. Justin Russo was able to repair and recontour her front teeth. She was thrilled with the results. It’s that easy!
For a beautiful and natural-looking smile in Raleigh, Leesville Dental Care is the affordable solution for all of your dental needs.