Sometimes, your smile doesn’t need much to improve its appearance. A small chip on your tooth, a stubborn stain, or maybe a dental restoration that mars your tooth’s appearance, can often be rectified with a small amount of white composite resin. Known as teeth bonding or a white filling (depending on how it’s used), composite resin offers a discreet, but highly-effective, solution to a number of cosmetic and restorative dental issues.
It Blends with Your Tooth
The best smile restorations are the ones that aren’t noticeable, and one of composite resin’s most appreciated benefits is the fact that it can be tinted to match your tooth’s exact color and shade. Once placed, resin is virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure.
It Bonds with Your Tooth
No matter how well teeth bonding blends with your smile, it would be largely useless if it didn’t stay on your tooth. Using an innovative adhesive solution, Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas can bond the resin to your tooth’s surface for a sturdy, long-lasting solution.
It Makes a Better Dental Filling
Dental fillings placed within the last hundred years or so have largely been made of metal amalgam, a mixture of tin, copper, silver, liquid mercury, and other trace metals. Amalgam fillings are strong, but their shiny appearance clashes with the subtle, pearly-white shine of healthy teeth. Metal can also change shape in hot and cold temperatures, which can result in tooth damage. By contrast, white fillings fade into the backdrop of your tooth, and they remain the same shape after being hardened with a curing light.
It’s a Conservative Cosmetic Treatment
When placed on the outside of your tooth, composite resin can cover a multitude of minor blemishes without the need for more complex treatment. Dr. Loukas can apply the resin to your tooth, sculpt it to the desired size and shape, then harden and polish the bonding for a natural-looking cosmetic improvement. Bonding can help improve teeth that are chipped, stained, oddly spaced, or slightly misshapen, depending on your specific needs.
Biocompatible means that a substance causes no harm to your body’s tissues. As a biocompatible dental restoration, tooth bonding has no negative effects on your natural tooth structure or the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. Its discretion, convenience, and longevity make composite resin, or teeth bonding, the preferred treatment for many patients with a wide variety of issues.
About Your Park Ridge Dentists:
Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas are highly-skilled restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentists serving the Park Ridge and surrounding Chicago communities. To schedule an appointment, call Loukas General Dentistry today at (847) 696-1919.