Is Composite Resin Bonding Right For You?

Is Composite Resin Bonding Right For You?
Posted on 03/31/2022

Do you have a broken, chipped, or cracked tooth (or teeth)? If so, it can be painful to deal with. But what options are there to fix this problem? At Panoramic Dental, we offer composite bonding to help restore smiles. Composite bonding is a treatment that adds material to your teeth to alter or supplement their shape. This procedure can be the best option for anyone dealing with chipped or cracked teeth. Learn more about composite bonding and see if you qualify.

What is Composite Resin Bonding?

Composite bonding uses tooth-colored materials to fill in missing components or conceal cosmetic flaws (such as broken or chipped teeth). These resins contain a blend of plastic and glass to add strength and translucency. Since the material attaches to the tooth’s surface, it becomes part of the tooth. Your dental professional applies and shapes a putty-like resin to your teeth before bonding them permanently in the procedure.

Benefits of Composite Bonding

  • The procedure can often be completed during a single visit.
  • Local anesthesia may not be required.
  • An inexpensive solution compared to other treatments.
  • You won’t have to remove so much of your natural tooth, compared to other alternatives such as crowns and veneers.

Potential Downsides

  • The materials used are less stain-resistant than other solutions.
  • Lifespan can be shorter than the alternatives.
  • The affected area is prone to damage or breaking.

Do I Qualify for Composite Resin Bonding?

Depending on several factors, composite bonding can be a good option to fix your dental needs. Your dentist will guide you on what procedure is best for you, and what alternatives you also specifically qualify for. When deciding on a dental procedure, the cost is often a major consideration. Luckily, dental bonding is a very cost-effective option compared to its alternatives.

You Could Be a Good Candidate If:

  • Want to fix the appearance of your tooth or teeth.
  • You have a damaged, chipped, fractured, or decayed tooth (or teeth).
  • Need to cover an exposed tooth root.

You Might Not Qualify If:

  • Your bite is improperly aligned and needs adjustment (such as having an overbite, crossbite, underbite, etc).
  • There is not adequate material remaining in your natural tooth to build up from.

Learn More About Composite Bonding Care at Panoramic Dental

If you think that you need composite resin bonding, contact us today at Panoramic Dental! Our doctors and staff are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have. Our Walnut Creek, CA practice offers a variety of dental treatments that can help restore and keep your smile healthy. Get started today! We can’t wait to work with you.

Panoramic Dental

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