Composite Bonding at Bella Vista Smiles in Lincoln, Ca
It is a cosmetic procedure that allows Dr. Rubina Khorana to reshape or repair your smile using composite resin. Cosmetic bonding is particularly ideal if you are concerned with the appearance of your smile or want an affordable alternative to invasive and more costly procedures such as orthodontics or veneers. With bonding, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably, restoring your self-confidence. The integrity of the tooth will not be compromised as composite bonding builds upon the existing structure of the tooth. Additionally, bonding is often completed in a single visit and usually does not require any anesthetic!
As with most cosmetic procedures, bonding will wear and discolor over time, eventually needing to be replaced; however, bonding is very durable and can last many years. Dr. Rubina uses a unique composite technique known as BIOCLEAR which is known for producing top of the line results for this cosmetic procedure.
Reasons for cosmetic bonding using composite:
• Closing spaces or gaps
• Fixing chipped teeth
• Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)
• Lengthening uneven teeth
• Protecting roots exposed by receding gums
• Restoring badly discolored teeth
What does dental composite bonding involve?
To begin, Dr. Rubina will isolate the teeth included in the procedure, etching them in preparation for bonding. After applying the etching conditioning liquid, the surface of the teeth will have small crevices that allow the tooth stronger adhesion with the bonding agent.
Dr. Rubina will then apply a bonding resin which cements the composite in place. After multiple layers of tooth-colored composite are applied, the composite and bonding resin are shaped and hardened with a specially calibrated light. Once the composite is fully set, the bonded areas are smoothed, buffed, and polished to blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth.