Bonding

I placed composites on broken front teeth 14 years ago. Time for a freshen up/

Bonding

Bonding is essential for aesthetic dentistry. Here are her new restorations and they are completely natural.

What is Bonding:

Bonding is the term for restoring teeth with a composite resin.   The process consists of etching  a tooth and then adding an  acrylic ‘bond’ to the enamel.  A composite is a mix of a liquid resin and porcelain particles of various sizes.  The buzz word in dentistry for composites and Silicon Valley is nano-particles (very small porcelain particles).  Composites made with nano-particles are more life like replicating natural luster of teeth.

Replacing older restorations:

The picture on the  left shows 14 year old restorations on our patient’s two front teeth.  I know how old they were because I placed them when she was a twelve. At that time she came for an emergency visit to our office with two broken front teeth.   Both her and her Mom were greatly relieved and appreciative that I could immediately repair the teeth.  The composites placed during an emergency visit 12 years ago are now showing their age.  She is a young adult now ready to enter law school and she asked if we could improve the looks of  her front teeth with new restorations.

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Of course we can improve the looks.

In this instance I removed all the old composites first.  I etched each tooth and then placed a layer of bonding material over them.  I used a beautiful restorative material from 3M material called Filtek Supreme to restore the tooth.  Filtek Supreme has a beautiful luster which will stay just like that for many years.  You can see the final results on the right. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/filtek-supreme-ultra-Filtek-Supreme-Ultra-Universal-Restorative/?N=5002385+3294736391&rt=rud

So we have a happy camper here with two beautiful front teeth.  She is off to law school and we wish her the best of luck.

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veneers

We used composite veneers to restore the front of the two central incisors

One Response to Bonding saves the day again
  1. It sounds like bonding has come a long ways. I like the comparison to Silicon Valley. Your patient looks great.


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