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Overview  
Advantages of Composite Bonding  
Composite Bonding Process  

Overview

Here at Sedation Dental Care we believe in using conservative methods to enhance your smile whenever possible. Composite bonding is an ideal choice for fixing many minor aesthetic problems without damaging your natural tooth in doing so.

Composite bonding is a technique used to improve the appearance of your teeth. The term composite bonding refers to any composite material, either a plastic or resin, which is bonded to an existing tooth. Bonding is ideal for fixing chipped or cracked teeth, hiding discoloration on the tooth's surface, or reducing the gaps between teeth. Whatever the specific intent, composite bonding creates more aesthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter smile. Unlike porcelain veneers or dental crowns, composite bonding removes little if any of the original tooth.

Advantages of Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a quick process, typically lasting less than an hour. Compared to porcelain veneers or a dental crown procedure, it is a popular choice because it reduces very little of the tooth's original structure. Composite bonding is also relatively inexpensive. And finally, composite resins are available in many different shades. The shade can be chosen to match the natural color of the original tooth.

Composite Bonding Process

The cosmetic dentist begins by examining and cleaning the tooth to be bonded. Once the tooth is properly prepped, the cosmetic dentist rubs the tooth with a mild solution that facilitates the bonding of the composite resin to the tooth. The composite resin is then applied in several coats. Each coat is hardened (or set) using a specially designed dentist's light. Once the cosmetic dentist has placed an adequate amount of resin on the tooth, the bond is sculpted for the desired shape and texture. Bonding is performed in the dentist's chair and usually does not require any anesthesia.

After Composite Bonds are Placed

Proper care of the bonded tooth ensures the longest possible duration of the bonding. The bonded teeth, just like the rest of your teeth, should be brushed and flossed daily. This is especially important if you drink coffee, tea, or smoke tobacco, all of which stain composite bonds. Bonds typically do not last as long as porcelain veneers or dental crowns and may need to be retouched or replaced every five to ten years.



 

 

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SLEEP is Physiologic, Sedation is Pharmacologic.  SEDATON IS NOT SLEEP and we at Sedation Dental Care make no implication that the two are the same in any way. We are extensively trained in sedation and exceed the boards oral sedation requirements by 5 times. We are qualified to sedate you not put you sleep. Please note we do provide General Anesthesia for those who qualify and need more then basic oral and IV sedation.

Please note there are only 7 recognized specialties in dentistry. Sedation, Cosmetics and Treating High Fear Patients are not included in board recognized specialties. We hope our hundreds of hours of Sedation, Emergency Training and Cosmetic Training coupled with hundreds of sedations we have done will allow us to give you the level of dentistry you are looking for.  When considering a dentist please always ask about credentials and training before you make a selection. We at Sedation Dental Care Hope you choose us and look forward to seeing you.

“Wake up to a Beautiful Smile” is a jingle not everyone wants a new smile. Beautiful Smile means different things to everyone and is based on your specific needs desires and qualifications. Not everyone is a candidate for cosmetic dentistry.  We will have a personalized smile evaluation to see if your smile desires are achievable and appropriate for you and your personal needs.

Sedation & Cosmetic General Dentists serving the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Clayton, Garner, Smithfield, Knightdale, and Wake Forest area. Also providing Full Implant Restoration, Mini Dental Implant Placement, Denture Stabilization, Zoom ® whitening/bleaching, and most other general dentistry procedures.

3917 Sunset Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Call: 783-9686  or  1-800-543-6853