Ways Cosmetic Bonding Can Help Reshape Your Smile
Are you suffering from tooth decay? Have you considered tooth-colored fillings? Here in London, ON, our Northland Dental Centre family dentists can help you get the smile you want.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as composite resin, can be accomplished in one visit; the procedure may take about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your dental needs. Composites are used during dental bonding procedures. The composite used is made of plastic resin and finely ground glass-like particles, which is used to fix issues, such as:
- Chips and cracks
- Discolored and stained teeth
- Short teeth
Fillings and Dental Bonding in London
In order to prepare your teeth for the composite, your dentist will clean your teeth to ensure they're plaque-free. Then they'll etch your teeth with an acidic gel that will open pores on the surface of your teeth. The dentist will then rinse the etching material and add the composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. The last step consists of the composite being hardened in place with a curing light and your teeth shaped into the right form.
Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite
After your doctor has finished the procedure, your teeth will look natural, especially if the tooth being filled is visible while you smile. Some other advantages include:
- Your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile
- The composite strengthens your teeth, so you don't have to worry about applying too much pressure
Maintaining your New Bonding
Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, after breakfast and before bed, and floss at least once. This will help keep your teeth healthy and avoid new cavities in your new tooth-colored fillings.
For more information about tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call our family dentists at (519) 455-2551. The Northland Dental Centre is conveniently located in London, Ontario, so don't hesitate to schedule an appointment!