Solution for chipped teeth and cavities with composite dental bonding
Patients with chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth may be unsure what their options are when it comes to restorative dentistry. Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin of Aurora, Illinois, finds that many of these patients can benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding is a composite resin used in various situations and provides long-lasting repair of natural teeth.
What is composite resin?
Composite resin is a tooth-colored material placed in the open space of the cavity and sculpted to match the shape of your natural teeth. That helps not only address cavities, but aesthetically repair teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or worn down from excessive brushing and grinding. Many patients love how quick and straightforward it is to have dental bonding done to fix a chipped tooth or dental caries.
Tooth decay treatment using composite resin bonding
Even today, many dentists use materials such as silver amalgam fillings to address areas of tooth decay. However, this tooth decay treatment is harmful to the patient due to the high levels of mercury that make up silver amalgam. Instead, patients will find that they can avoid the dangers of mercury by using composite resin instead. This material is also close in appearance to natural tooth enamel which makes it much more aesthetic as well!
Bonding for a chipped or cracked tooth
Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin of Total Health Dental will often recommend using composite resin bonding to repair a tooth that is chipped or cracked. It can be performed in a single appointment, and they last many years before replacement is needed. Composite resin bonding is difficult to discern from the natural tooth enamel, making it a highly desirable option for patients who don’t want to appear to have had dental work completed in the past.
How do I learn more about composite resin bonding?
If you reside in the area of Aurora, IL, and want to work with our team at Total Health Dental to restore your smile, connect with us by calling (630) 822-9600. Our office is located at 2460 S. Eola Road and provides quality care for new and returning patients and families of the community.