Dental Bonding Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ
What is a dental bonding procedure?
In Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ there are now alternatives to standard dental methods that are less invasive and yet as effective as the traditional ones including dental bonding. Dental or composite bonding is one of the easiest procedures and it is the least invasive. Bonding is a procedure that involves applying a resin material to your tooth and securing it in position by using a special light that permanently bonds the resin material. The resin is very similar to your tooth composition and restores the tooth to its original appearance and can sometimes make it look even better than before. Bonding is more preferred by patients since this can be applied and finished with just one visit and there is no need to remove or damage that much tooth structure, plus the patient doesn’t have to be without teeth since this procedure does not require the appliance to be sent to the dental laboratory.
Why should I consider getting dental bonding?
Dental bonding is usually recommended to repair decayed, scratched chipped or even cracked teeth. For those who are having a problem with their gums receding, dental bonding can be used to protect the exposed tooth root. This can also be a solution for improving the appearance of badly discolored teeth. Some dentists also use dental bonding as a substitute for amalgam fillings. Dentists also recommend this procedure to those who have a problem with gaps in between their teeth or someone who wants to change the contour of their teeth to improve its appearance. Some dentists also use dental bonding as a substitute for amalgam fillings.
What are the benefits and risks of dental bonding?
What’s making dental bonding very popular among patients in Edison NJ is the fact that is not as invasive as the other procedures. The result is very natural since it uses resin, which can be manipulated to replicate the appearance of the tooth. The procedure is simple and does not require the patient to come back to have it installed, one visit is enough to see the immediate results. However, as promising as this may sound, the drawback is that they are not as durable as the other restorative procedures and the bond can easily chip and break.
What is done during a bonding treatment?
This procedure does not require as much preparation like other restorative procedures like crowns or veneers. This procedure will last for about 30-60 minutes. The dentist will first pick a resin color that best matches the patient’s tooth color. Once this is done, the dentist will prepare the tooth for bonding by roughening up the tooth surface and will then apply a conditioning liquid. The resin is placed on the tooth and molded to blend into the tooth structure. A laser or ultraviolet light is then applied to harden the resin, after which the dentist will polish the dental bond to attain the appearance of a natural tooth surface.
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