Maybe you have a chipped tooth after a baseball accident. Or your permanent teeth grew in a little crooked. Perhaps your teeth just look a little too short for your smile. Whatever your issue is, Dr. Fuming Li can reshape your smile with composite bonding and send you out the door with a straight, full, and beautiful set of pearly-whites.
What is Composite Bonding?
The composite bonding procedure utilizes a tooth-colored resin which we apply to the affected teeth. The resin hardens using a special light, bonding it to the teeth either to restore them or improve their appearance.
Composite bonding can:
- Repair chipped and cracked teeth
- Repair decayed teeth
- Improve the appearance of decayed teeth
- Close gaps
- Make teeth look longer
- Protect exposed roots
Composite Bonding in Voohees & Millville
The treatment itself begins when Dr. Fuming Li removes some surface enamel, allowing him to properly shape the composite resin to your tooth. After that, he will apply the bonding agent, add the composite resin and then cement it in place with his specialized light. When that’s finished, our cosmetic dentist will polish your teeth, and then you’re done! You’ll be able to walk out that very day with a smile that’s brighter and whiter than you’ve ever had.
Pros and Cons of Composite Bonds
- Most composite bonding procedures are relatively cheap
- Quick and easy—usually requires only one appointment
- Requires less enamel removal than crowns or veneers
- Most procedures don’t require anesthesia
- Composite resin is not as strong as real teeth
- Needs replacement after a few years
- Does not resist stains as well as crowns
Most dentists recommend composite bonding for small cosmetic defects in areas of very low bite pressure, like your front teeth.
Fix Chipped Teeth Today! Contact Dr. Li
If you’ve been living with stained, chipped, crooked or gapped teeth, you may be eligible for composite bonding. Dr. Fuming Li is an experienced professional and has restored thousands of smiles for patients throughout Southern New Jersey. If you’re ready to grin from ear to ear with a perfected smile, contact our office in Millville or our dental practice in Voorhees to schedule the first appointment.