Cosmetic Bonding or Fillings – which is the right fix for you?
Cosmetic dentistry can be used to quickly and easily fix imperfections in your smile. Cosmetic bonding and dental fillings can be great options to repair a chipped tooth or alter the size and shape of a tooth in just one visit! And you’re in great hands at Advanced Dental Care.. Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson is not only the best dentist in Costa Mesa, but an artist when it comes to restoring teeth with cosmetic bonding or dental fillings!
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that uses a composite resin or a dense, formable plastic that looks and feels just like the enamel on your tooth. The composite material can be used to fill in chips or to add length or width to a tooth to achieve the size and shape you desire. With a skilled dentist like Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson, you can achieve the look you want in just one visit. Dr. Jorgenson will review the bonding process and collaborate with you to determine the size, shape, and color you desire. Then he will directly apply the composite material to your tooth and use a curing light to harden the material. Voila! You have a beautiful, strong, healthy smile!
Check out our patient Courtney’s 10 minute bonding transformation!
Dental fillings are used when the tooth is decayed or fractured requiring both a clinical and cosmetic fix. Dr. Jorgenson uses the same composite resin used in dental bonding, but also removes any decay from the tooth ensuring the tooth is healthy and prepped for the bonding. Both the indirect and direct bonding techniques are actually comprised of several procedures.
- Prepping the Tooth: may be necessary to trim away any decayed or sharp surfaces
- Etching: acidic solution applied to make a better surface for the bonding material to adhere to
- Applying the Bonding Agent: the glue that holds the composite to the tooth
- Applying the Composite
- Direct Bonding: the composite is placed directly on the tooth in layers
- Indirect Bonding: the composite is formed outside of the mouth and then applied to the tooth
- Curing: a blue light that causes the composite and bonding agent to harden together
- Shaping and Polishing to Perfection!
Each step is necessary to ensure that your bonding restoration is the perfect size, shape, smoothness, and color to achieve the best function, health, and aesthetic of the tooth!