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Fred H. Peck, DDS, FAACD
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Composite Bonding Is A Less-Costly Option Than Porcelain

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Composite bonding is a procedure Dr. Peck frequently uses to improve the appearance of your smile.

The term, “composite bonding”, refers to any composite material, either a resin or plastic, which is bonded to an existing tooth. Bonding is optimal for mending chipped or cracked teeth, masking discoloration on the tooth’s surface, or eliminating the gaps between your front teeth. Whatever the specific intent, composite bonding produces more esthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter smile. With composite bonding, very little, if any, natural tooth structure needs removal.

Instead of porcelain veneers and crowns for your personal smile transformation, take into consideration cosmetic bonding with composite resin. While placing a porcelain veneer or a crown calls for Dr. Peck to grind down some of the existing tooth composition, requiring the use of anesthesia and the drill, composite resin is actually applied directly to the current tooth exterior. Because of this, it is less pricey.

A composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic blend filled with microscopic glass (silicon dioxide) beads. Created in the 1960s, dental composites were limited to the front teeth since they weren’t sturdy enough to withstand the pressure and wear created from the rear teeth. Since that time, composites have already been drastically improved and are able to be effectively put onto the rear teeth as well.

Composites are not merely used for repairing decay, but are also used for esthetic enhancements of the smile by altering the color of the teeth or reshaping crooked teeth.

Talk to Dr. Peck about the availability of cosmetic bonding with composite resin. It’s very important that Dr. Peck is a skilled artist, as well as a scientist, since it takes a masterful hand along with a discerning eye to place composite resin well.