Small Cosmetic Changes Can Make a Big Difference

From old-school amalgam fillings to minor imperfections and more, hardly any smile is flawless. Correcting imperfections not only gives you a brighter smile, it often protects your smile from further harm as well, especially with fillings and bonding.

Tooth-colored Fillings

Composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings, offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile. A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means that a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage, which is common with silver fillings. For years, silver mercury was the primary material used by dentists to fill cavities. Today, tooth-colored restorations are superior, both in appearance and in durability. You deserve only the best, which is why Dr. Harrison offers tooth-colored restorations. If you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding uses a special resin to restore the appearance of damaged or misshapen teeth. Bonding is a relatively quick, straightforward, and minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can resolve several aesthetic issues, including the following:

  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Discolored teeth

After a consultation, your dentist will first gently roughen the surfaces of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding material. The bonding material will be applied and carefully shaped. Then, an ultraviolet light will be used to cure or harden the bonding material, ensuring it is ideally shaped to meet your aesthetic goals. The procedure generally does not require anesthetic.

The bonding material provides a natural, fresh look to your teeth. While bonding will not last forever, it can endure for many years. Like your natural teeth, bonding is subject to staining from coffee, red wine, and other dark-colored beverages and foods.

The application of bonding material is as much of an art as it is a dental science. The experience and skill of your dentist heavily contribute to the final look of your teeth after a bonding treatment. Make sure you choose a team that specializes in cosmetic dentistry for your bonding, and contact Millennium Dental today.

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