|Some Common Problems That Can Be Solved With Bonding
|Chips and small fractures of front teeth
||Bonding is ideal for these situations. It is not necessary to remove more tooth material as with crowns or veneers. Bonding is also less costly than crowns or veneers. In most cases, this repair will last for many years. Your tooth color will be matched and the repair will be virtually invisible.
|Spaces between teeth
||There are many cases in which unsightly spaces between adult front teeth can be closed with bonding. Tooth colored material is bonded to adjacent teeth and carefully shaped. The result is an even more delightful and asthetic smile!
||When bleaching cannot remove stains, bonding is a viable treatment. A very small amount of stained tooth is removed and tooth-colored material is bonded permanently to the tooth surface.
|Toothcolored restorations in back teeth
||Some patients would prefer to have their teeth restored with fillings that are tooth colored instead of the more common amalgam restorations (silver fillings).They have the option of having a tooth colored composite material bonded into these areas. One drawback: posterior composite fillings are more costly than amalgams, and the difference is often not covered by insurance plans.
|Restoring eroded tooth surfaces
||These areas of erosion usually occur near the gumline, causing sensitivity to temperature and touch. They can make eating ice cream or brushing the teeth an unpleasant experience! However, by bonding a layer of composite material over the eroded area and covering it, the pain can be relieved. The composite material is very strong and will prevent further wearing away of the tooth structure.
|Replacing missing teeth
||There are situations were a bonded bridge can be made to replace missing teeth. This procedure can be performed with little or no modification to the existing teeth. It is not appropriate for all situations, but when it can be performed excellent esthetic results can be obtained while maintaining the integrity of the remaining dentition.