Dental bonding is a very effective dental procedure that can address a range of issues within your mouth. It’s also one of the simplest and fastest procedures, which makes it ideal in a range of situations.

As holistic dentists, we like dental bonding because it isn’t invasive, it doesn’t involve any surgery, needs no anesthesia or pain relief and can be performed in a single visit. The benefits of dental bonding are many.

What issues can dental bonding address?

There are a range of dental issues that can be managed by dental bonding, which is why it is regarded as so effective.

They include:

  • Repairing damaged or decayed teeth
  • Covering tooth discoloration
  • To fill gaps between teeth
  • To improve the aesthetics of the teeth
  • Used as an alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect tooth roots if gum recedes

Advantages of dental bonding

Dental bonding is a straightforward procedure that needs no surgery, drugs or invasive actions. It’s also faster and cheaper than many other procedures making it ideal in a range of situations.

One big advantage is that bonding doesn’t need the kind of work necessary for a veneer but can achieve similar results. Less enamel is removed to prepare the teeth, no molds need be taken or porcelain veneers manufactured. That lowers the cost significantly while still offering an effective remedy.

The only downside to dental bonding is that it doesn’t last as long as a veneer. However, with quality care and a good dental health regimen, it should last many years.

The dental bonding procedure

Bonding a tooth is a very straightforward procedure. We assess the teeth, check their color against a shade guide, mix the resin to match that color and prepare your mouth for the bonding.

Next we roughen the surface of the tooth slightly to provide a key for the bonding material. We then use a conditioning agent on the tooth and apply the bonding resin. We mold it to resemble the surrounding teeth and to be invisible once cured. Once we’re happy, we apply a curing light to the resin to harden.

Once set, we shape the bonding material if necessary to make it practically invisible and polish it to complete the procedure. Typically, a dental bonding procedure will take up to an hour per tooth depending on the condition.

Dental bonding is a very effective dental treatment that we prescribe wherever it is going to be most effective. If you think you’re a candidate for dental bonding or would like to know more, and you live in Denville, Dover, Morristown, Morris Plains, Mountain Lakes, Randolph, Rockaway contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry today. We’re here to help!

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