Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or misarranged.
How does dental bonding work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
Considerations for dental bonding
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
One of our main interests at Dynamic Dentistry is adhesive dentistry. Over the last 20 years dentistry has changed in a myriad of ways. The introduction of resin bonding has transformed the way dentistry is done. So many new products have come into the marketplace that can help our dentistry look nicer, last longer, and positively impact the oral health of our community. One of the hot buzz words in the dental field today is minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry or MIBD. Its principles state that we are striving to achieve lifelike restorations with the least loss of natural, healthy tooth. Older amalgam style restorations had to be prepared with undercuts to lock the filling in place, our adhesive bonding does that without this unnecessary loss of tooth structure. Not only do we use bonding to esthetically change the shape of teeth, bonding is at the heart of all tooth-colored fillings, sealants, and porcelain restorations. Bonding is used for endodontic posts. Bonding is used in orthodontics to hold the brackets and bands. It takes a commitment to evidence-based dentistry to maintain current on the best materials, techniques, and protocols to allow consistent, high-strength bonding. If you need a resin filling, sealant, bonded restoration, or porcelain crown, your entire visit will be filled with techniques that take additional time, care, and equipment. The purpose is to deliver the bond strengths achieved in a laboratory environment to your teeth, mouth, and oral health. This is our goal and passion.
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