Dental bonding is the use of white, tooth-colored composite filling material to fill, repair, or making minor aesthetic improvements to a tooth. The procedure is technique-sensitive, which means the systems in the procedure have to be performed precisely and without error.
That’s why you want an expert Atlanta Dental Spa dentist to perform bonding for you! Unlike mercury fillings where you essentially fill a hole, placing composite bonding takes precision and detail or else the bonding will fail. If done incorrectly the filling will leak, fall out, crack, break, or the patient will have sensitivity after the filling is placed. Done correctly, however, dental bonding is an excellent, highly aesthetic, and long lasting result for repairing, restoring or enhancing a tooth.
Our Atlanta Dental Spa dentists are perfectionists in all they do, including their precision tooth bonding. They have mastered the sensitive technique and have thousands of successful tooth bonding results to their names.
White, tooth-colored fillings have been a preferred method of filling teeth for decades. These fillings are an excellent option for filling a small cavity, replacing a small old mercury or composite filling, and repairing an otherwise healthy broken tooth.
Limitations of the bonding material exist when the cavity or old filling is large, if the tooth to be restored has cracks or fractures, or if there are heavy chewing forces on the tooth to be restored. Sometimes a porcelain filling is a better option than dental bonding.
At Atlanta Dental Spa, we will discuss the pros and cons of using tooth bonding for your specific situation. We will discuss your options for fixing, filling, or improving your smile so that you have all of the information you need to decide which dental restoration is the very best for you.
At Atlanta Dental Spa, when we place veneers to improve your smile, we use a highly aesthetic bonding material applied directly to your teeth to fix dark or white spots, repair chips, fractures, or cracks, reshape teeth, reduce the poor appearance of crooked teeth, and whiten your smile.
Our team of dentists has decades of experience along with the skill and innate talent required to achieve incredibly good-looking results using bonding to improve the appearance of your smile.
Atlanta Dental Spa delivers results that are truly undetectable, natural-looking, and beautiful.
Our qualified team will clean and polish your teeth, then we will lightly etch to create a rough surface that allows the resin to adhere properly.
We will then apply the composite to your tooth and mold it to your desired shape. The composite resin is cured with a special light that hardens and bonds it to your tooth.
To give it a final smooth, glossy finish, the composite resin is trimmed and polished to match and enhance your natural teeth.
There are two basic types of dental bonding procedures:
Even though bonding material is an advanced polymer, it is still a type of plastic. A drawback to plastics as a restorative material is that they are porous on a microscopic level and therefore they absorb stain. If we are covering teeth with bonding these restorations will require more maintenance like polish, stain removal, or chip repair than using porcelain, which is resistant to stain because it is not porous. For this reason, Atlanta Dental Spa will usually recommend porcelain veneers as your ideal option for improving 8 or more teeth in your smile.
It depends who your dentist is! At Atlanta Dental Spa, we have record success with tooth-colored fillings. Placing tooth-colored fillings is an extremely precise, detailed procedure, which if you are not careful, will result in a filling that will cause tooth-sensitivity, and/or a filling that will leak, crack, fail, or fall out. Atlanta Dental Spa dentists understand the precision needed to achieve top success using tooth-colored fillings. Because our dentists are skilled perfectionists, they perform this procedure (and all others) with the fine detail needed to ensure success. We pride ourselves on constant education about leading-edge technology and advancements, including the best bonding principles. Dentists around the country turn to the Atlanta Dental Spa team to learn the latest and best practices in bonding.