If you have a tooth that has a chip in it, has a fracture line or is heavily stained, then we can repair it by bonding a resin compound to it, making it fit in once more with the rest of your mouth.
Bonding can also be used to fill your teeth out, which can reduce any gaps between them. The compound we use is tinted to be a perfect match with the rest of your teeth, so that everything looks natural. The process at Niagara-on-the-Lake Dental is quick and less expensive than dental caps. Dental bonding is like receiving a composite filling.
First, your tooth is given a slightly textured surface through the careful application of a mild chemical solution. The rough surface will help ensure that there is a strong bond between the resin and the tooth’s enamel. This not only helps prolong the life of your dental bond but also prevents bacterial buildup, which can lead to decay between the resin and the enamel.
Next, Dr. Clark prepares the resin, mixing the composite with tinting compounds to create the right shade that matches your natural teeth.
The composite resin is then applied to your teeth in layers. Each application is exposed to a very bright light, which activates the hardeners and ensures that the final surface is completely solid (cured).
Shaping and Polishing
Finally, the bonded surface is shaped and polished by Dr. Clark to make sure that the finished composite resin looks great, feels comfortable and matches the surrounding teeth.