Cosmetic Bonding in Oakville, Erin Mills & Mississauga
What is cosmetic bonding?
Cosmetic bonding, often called resin bonding, is when a tooth colored resin is bonded to your teeth, then sculpted into the proper shape. The resin is a composite of liquid acrylic and tiny particles of glass that forms a durable, stain-resistant surface that can be polished to mimic the texture of your natural teeth.
When is cosmetic bonding used?
Bonding is used to whiten stained teeth, stabilize loose teeth, and to replace missing teeth. With resin bonding you can change the color, shape, and position of your teeth, to improve your overall smile.
In the past, if your tooth was chipped, stained, or cracked, you would probably receive a crown. Today, bonding is a quicker simpler solution for many of these problems.
Applications of cosmetic bonding
Fix a gap-tooth grin
By lightly filling a tooth on one side and building it up on the other, your dentist can eliminate a gap between two teeth.
Restore chipped or broken teeth, and fill cavities
By adding thickeners to vary the consistency, dentists can use the clay like resin to restore chipped or broken teeth or as a putty to fill in cavities.
Replace your silver fillings
Darkened “silver” fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored bonding materials that are indistinguishable from your natural tooth enamel.
Is this treatment right for me?
While bonding is a wonderful technique, it will not solve all restorative dental problems. Where a large portion of the tooth surface is damaged, a veneer or a crown may be more advisable.