Tooth color restorations or fillings are also referred to as composites, because they are composed of a complex molecular structure of a resin matrix and fillers.
Tooth colored restorations are actually bonded to remaining tooth structure. This property of resin restorations makes them a very conservative approach to tooth restoration after cavities removal.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth to restore or improve person's smile.
For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered?
· Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:
To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
To repair chipped or cracked teeth
To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
To close spaces between teeth
To make teeth look longer
To change the shape of teeth
As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
To protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed when gums recede