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A chipped or discolored tooth can be the bane of your existence, especially if it is front and center. After all, you want your smile to be perfect. Luckily, there is a simple solution to this by using composites.

Composites and Bonding

What are Composites?

A relatively comfortable procedure compared to fillings, composites are used to restore teeth that are fractured, chipped, discolored or misaligned. The process to get you fitted out with a complete composite is not only one of the easiest and quickest procedures but also quite inexpensive.

It may require some work on the affected tooth but in most cases, there is no need to actually do any additional work on your teeth. This makes it significantly less troublesome than crowns and veneers. To prepare for the procedure the surface of the tooth is lightly adjusted once that is done, your dentist can apply the bonding formula. When the formula hardens, a plastic resin is applied which is then sculpted into the desired shape then trimmed and polished into a natural look.

Advantages

The biggest advantage of composites over gold and silver fillings is that the color and shade of the filling can be closely matched to the actual color of existing teeth. The bonding formula also provides support to your existing tooth’s structure. A composite solution can also be used in a variety of other ways as well, not just as a substitute for fillings, such as repairing minor nicks and chips.

It is pretty clear that a chipped tooth does not have to be a disaster even though it may feel like it at the time. Thanks to composites, everyone will soon be able to admire the brilliance of your smile again within a very short time.

Reference: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-fillings

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