A bonding is a composite resin white filling that is used as an alternative to amalgams and veneers. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers. Bondings can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked, or stained.
The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then smoothed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.
Although composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, their durability is not as strong as porcelain or gold restorations. These resins typically last from 6-8 years before they begin to chip and wear away. When this happens, the restoration will need to be replaced.
If you have any questions about bonding or veneers, please visit our office. Also, throughout this website, you will find plenty of information about our practice, procedures and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their dental health and treatment choices. Our patients are our most important asset, and we try to develop long lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are very welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!
Our office is conveniently located at the corner of Raymond Drive and Ogden Avenue. The building is behind the Walgreens Drug store and has parking on all sides. The main entrance is on the north side of the building where there is a turn around for disabled or elderly visitors. The south side entrance is located at the Convenient Care office.