These days, advances in technology enable dentists to solve all sorts of tooth problems through cosmetic dentistry. This area of dental practice is concerned with improving the aesthetic (and function in some cases) of your teeth and other tissues like the gums and jawlines. One way that dentists do this is by using composite resin bonding, a procedure aimed at improving the looks of your dentition by restoring the size, shape, and overall alignment of the teeth. Composite resin bonding is a fairly invasive and affordable procedure, aimed at giving you the perfect looking teeth. Here's a quick look at the important things that you should know about composite resin bonding:
What Is the Bonding Material Made of and What Should You Expect?
Composite resin is a white filler material made using a mixture of glass and plastic. The resin is shaped and moulded to look like teeth so that it gives the impression of straighter and whiter teeth after it has been set in place. Composite resin is a perfect solution for gapped teeth, chipped and stained teeth or fillings. The bonding procedure just takes a single appointment with your dentist unlike many other dental procedures, such as a root canal, that need more than a single appointment.
What Are the some of the Insurance Implications?
Before you go for composite resin bonding, you should find out if your health insurer will sort the whole bill or a part of it. This will help you budget well and go for the procedure with enough money to cater for any other additional therapies required during the healing process. Insurance firms treat composite resin procedures differently. Some regard it as a purely cosmetic procedure. They will only foot your bill if there is proof that the procedure was fundamental to your health.
Does Composite Bonding Work for Overbites and Underbites?
No. If your dentition is affected by an overbite or underbite, then you might need more than composite resin bonding. Basically, an overbite is a case where your upper front teeth project past your lower teeth and lips (in worse cases). An underbite, on the other hand, is a case where the front lower teeth project beyond the upper front teeth. Both conditions can be the result of genetic traits that have been passed down the family tree, bad oral habits and irregular growth of the jawbones. Here, composite resin bonding won't suffice as correctional surgery has to be carried out to reset the disjointed bones.