Dental Bonding Toledo - Dr. George Namay - Sylvania
A Natural-looking Restoration
Bonding is the use of tooth-colored composites to cover discolored spots, close gaps, repair chips and fractures, reshape turned or tipped teeth, and to make teeth look whiter. With proper care, these materials may last five or more years. Bonding is usually painless with no anesthesia and can be done in one appointment.
A mild etching solution is applied onto your teeth to develop small crevices in the enamel structure of your tooth. These small crevices provide a rough surface allowing a durable resin to bond with your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and use of a high-intensity light cures the resin onto the tooth’s surface. Each layer of resin hardens in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is finally sculpted and polished to fit your tooth.
Resin comes in many shades of white so that we are able to match it to your natural teeth. Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer than traditional silver fillings because multiple layers of the bonding material are applied.
Invisible restorations of front teeth are often called bonding. With modern tooth-colored materials called composites, we can repair cavities, make teeth longer or wider, or cover discolored areas. Although composite materials are not as long-lasting as porcelain, they are often the best choice for smaller restorations and changes, and for fairly major changes to just one or two teeth.
Do you, or people you know, have teeth that are filled with black or silver material? Even though these are often not one of the six front teeth that are obvious in a mirror, dark fillings can ruin the appearance of your smile when seen from the side or when you are talking.
There are also major advantages, besides esthetics, when these tooth-colored materials are used instead of old-fashioned amalgam (silver-mercury mixture). Tooth-colored restorations are generally bonded into or over the healthy part of the tooth. This means that the restored tooth is nearly as strong as a brand new tooth, instead of weakened by a silver-mercury filling. Bonding also eliminates the need to grind away healthy tooth structure to hold the restoration in place, as is often necessary with silver-mercury filling materials. Part of our goal is to save as much healthy tooth structure as possible.
Susie, Tammy and Pam were all wonderful. They were warm and made me feel very comfortable. The front office staff was also wonderful, they made me feel very welcome and more like an old friend then a patient. Dr. Namay was beyond nice and I really felt that he had my best interests at heart. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
- Heidi M, August 1st