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Dental Bonding

If you are looking to restore your smile, dental bonding may be the procedure for you. During this process, a durable plastic material – referred to as resin – is applied to your tooth. The resin hardens with the assistance of a blue light once it is applied to the surface of your tooth.

We suggest you have dental bonding done in areas where the bite pressure is the lowest. Your front teeth are examples of areas that require low bite pressure. We will take a look at your dental problems, and suggest the best method for you. We always want to provide the best – and affordable – care to our patients.

Dental Bonding Repairs

Dental bonding is necessary to repair various dental issues, including:
•  Cracked Teeth
•  Shaping the Teeth
•  Tooth Decay
•  Exposed Roots
•  Teeth Spacing
•  Tooth Discoloration

Serving as an Alternative Dental Procedure

Tooth bonding is an alternative for another type of cosmetic surgery known as amalgam filling. Metals are mixed with tin, copper, liquid and silver to fill in your cavity. Mercury is used with amalgam filling, and if the mercury is inhaled it can cause kidney and other health issues.

If you have the tooth bonding procedure, you can save your teeth, and some money. Tooth bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic surgeries, such as crowns and porcelain veneers. Tooth bonding can also save you some time. If you have a tooth bonding procedure, it can typically be done in one visit; the procedure times may vary, but it is generally a 30 to 60 minutes dental procedure, per tooth. A more complex procedure like porcelain veneers can take longer, because the veneers have to be customized in an outside lab. If you need to have this procedure done to multiple teeth, you may be required to make more than one visit.

After The Teeth Bonding Procedure

A straight smile is not the only benefit of the teeth bonding procedure; there is no extra maintenance after this cosmetic surgery has taken place. Once you have had the teeth bonding procedure done, you follow the normal dental hygiene practices.
•  Brush Your Teeth at Least Twice a Day
•  Floss Daily
•  Visit The Dentist for Regular Cleanings and Check-Ups

How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last

If you are wondering how long this procedure will last, that answer will vary. Some bonding materials can last for 10 years, while others will last for only 3 years. When you have regular dental check-ups, we will check on the bonding material and let you know if you need to have them replaced, or touched up. We suggest that you avoid biting down on objects that are odd, such as ice. If you are a person who chews on your fingernails or pens, we recommend you stop that practice immediately. In fact, we recommend that even if you have not had a tooth bonding procedure, but especially if you have.

Dental bonding can help with stain-resistance, but you if you want a longer lasting and a stronger restorative procedure, you should consult with us about veneers or crowns. Small cosmetic repairs are better suited for the teeth bonding procedure.

Contact Us

Our office will be more than happy to explain the different types of dental procedures available to you, and we can help you decide what procedure is better for you. We want to help you obtain and maintain the perfect smile!

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