Composite Bonding

Composite resin is mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour.

Composite bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour per tooth.
  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive.
  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth.
  • Composite bonding, however, is not as durable and long-lasting as porcelain veneers and crowns. Composite bonds stain more easily and therefore require proper care and regular cleaning. In order to ensure the longest possible duration of the bonding, composites should be brushed and flossed daily. Common staining elements include coffee, tea, tobacco, foods and candy.

Bonding is a common solution for:

  • Fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface

Let Dr. Watkins create a natural-looking, high quality bonded restoration just for you. His artistic talent and bonding expertise will fool the most discerning eye.

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Before

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After