Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Bonding & Composite Resins

Bonding of composite resins is a procedure done to correct the appearance of your teeth such as fixing discoloration, minor decay, or deformities that have affected the structure of your teeth.  This method is ideal for small corrections in which most of the tooth is healthy and stable.

A tooth-colored resin and composite, rather than metal fillings or restorations, are used during this correctional procedure.  This creates a more aesthetically pleasing look for your teeth.  The resin itself has similar properties to a tooth’s natural enamel. Dr. Yurovsky will also make sure that the color of the resin is adjusted to match the particular color of your teeth.

Bonding is a great technique of correctional improvement to fix your teeth’s appearance.

Bonding & Composite Resins Explained

Procedure

For minor dental bonding procedures, the process can usually be completed within one appointment at our dental office.  Dr. Yurovsky will match the resin to the particular color of your teeth within your initial appointment.  However, for more extensive alterations, an impression of the area of the tooth needs to be taken and sent to our lab.  Once the final restoration is constructed, Dr. Yurovsky can then complete the correctional procedure at your second appointment.  Larger, custom-designed restorations are usually composed of porcelain, rather than composite resin. Your custom restoration is bonded to the teeth on a second visit.

During the bonding procedure, a mild etching solution is first applied to the area of natural tooth enamel to receive the restoration.  This solution roughens the surface, allowing for a stronger bond between the tooth and resin.

Next, the resin is placed on the tooth and treated with light that activates bonding.  Dr. Yurovsky then sculpts the resin to the desired shape, and polishes the area.