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For Minor Smile Repairs, Choose Composite Bonding from Generations Dental Care

March 25, 2015

92589293Are you completely satisfied with your smile, or is there perhaps one little flaw that you’d fix if you could do so easily? Well, you can. Composite bonding, also called cosmetic bonding, is designed to repair those minor imperfections. In the time span of usually a single appointment, one of the dentists at Generations Dental Care in Concord, NH, can correct that annoying flaw with composite bonding.

So what is the flaw that you want to eliminate from your smile? Whether it’s a chipped or slightly cracked tooth, misaligned or misshaped teeth, or teeth that have gaps in between them, chances are composite bonding is the solution.

The Composite Bonding Process

With composite bonding, the dentist uses a compound of composite resin materials to conceal the imperfection of a tooth or to reshape a tooth. As a compound, the dentists at Generations Dental Care can perfectly match the existing color of your teeth. In fact, if you’ve ever considered teeth whitening, then you might want to have that procedure completed before composite bonding, because bonding material can stain, but it does not respond to bleaching.

Depending on the extent of treatment, you may or may not need anesthesia for cosmetic bonding. Once you’re comfortable, the dentist will isolate the damaged tooth and apply a mildly acidic solution to the surface in order to make it more receptive to the bonding material. Then, the composite resin will be applied in stages, sculpted and dried with a curing light. This is repeated until the desired shape is achieved. Finally, the tooth is polished so the finish blends seamlessly with your other teeth.

Call Our Office Today

If there’s something you’d like to fix in your smile, then call Generations Dental Care and schedule an appointment for composite bonding. We serve patients in Concord, NH, as well as from Penacook, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Pembroke, Manchester, Hooksett, Boscawen, Epsom, Hopkinton and Loudon.

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