Bonding

Resin and Bondings

What Is Dental Bonding?

A favored procedure for minor dental corrections, bonding -also known as composite bonding- is a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:bonding

  • Cracks
  • Discoloration
  • Gaps
  • Low Bite Pressure (caused by short or uneven teeth)
  • Tooth Decay

If you have any of these dental issues you may be a good candidate for bonding.

How Does Bonding Work?

After inspecting the tooth in question, Dr. Isbell will select a color for the composite resin (the material used in bonding) that most closely matches your tooth. He will then roughen the outer layer of your tooth, removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel, and apply a strong adhesive that will help the resin stick. Then it is time shape the resin to fill in any cracks or gaps or change the contours of your tooth. Afterwards, a dental laser is used to “bond” the material to your tooth. A local anesthetic is generally only required when tooth decay or nerve damage is involved.

How Long Does Bonding Take?

Dental bonding can be performed in a single visit, unless you’re having several teeth bonded. The procedure usually takes between an hour and two. If you’re having your teeth lengthened, it might take a few days for you to get accustomed to them.

How Long Does Bonding Last?

The composite resin used in bonding can last up to 10 years before it needs to be repaired or replaced.