In dentistry, dental bonding refers to using composite tooth-hued material that helps bond firmly with teeth. A wide range of procedures make use of bonding, such as “white fillings”, or the fixing of chipped or broken teeth, altering the teeth shape, sealing spaces between teeth (diastamas) as well for creating composite veneers. Now dental bonding is an extremely dexterous and delicate procedure performed by your Coventry dentist.

Composite “white” fillings

Bonding is a widely preferred filling option since it closely matches the color of original teeth, besides producing a much better cosmetic outcome when compared to the traditional amalgam based fillings. Coventry cosmetic dentists frequently substitute old fillings with composite tooth-shaded material. Nevertheless, all fillings are not appropriate for bonding due to the composite material not being as tough as the other restorations. Now, bonding is most suitable for minor fillings, which are not at risk of immense pressure. With the latest developments in dental technology, most Coventry dentists are resorting to making use of CAM/CAD CEREC technology in order to create ceramic fillings, which possess the benefits of toughness and visual appeal.

Composite Bonding – Coventry Dentist

In the first instance, the Coventry dentist will ensure that the effected tooth is numbed to the pain by treating the gum area surrounding the tooth with local anesthesia. Next, the Coventry dentist carefully cleans out the tooth surface to eliminate any buildup of decay and tartar since the composite can bond with only an absolutely clean surface. After the Coventry doctor picks out the right composite color, he makes certain that the tooth stays totally dry by encircling it with a latex sheet or wads of cotton and then, employing a drill, he shapes it.
The tooth surface that will be given the bonding is first etched with a conditioner, which contains phosphoric acid, and this offers a much better surface with which the composite can easily bond. Then the bonding agent or composite is put on the treated tooth surface and is subjected to exposure from a particular light source that makes the composite to become firm and secure. The composite is spread over the tooth in fine layers of one to two millimeters, until the intended cosmetic outcome is attained. Lastly, the composite is polished and buffed so as to produce the final preferred shape and sheer finish. The major disadvantages of bonding lies in the fact that it is not as tough as other restorative materials like porcelain or ceramic and its propensity to stain is much greater than the adjacent teeth. Usually composite fillings last for about five to ten years.

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