Bonding is a method to enhance the appearance of your smile. Bonding can correct broken teeth as well as close spaces or gaps between teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up some staining or minor discoloration of teeth.
Bonding involves the placement of a composite resin (or plastic material) on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted after an adhesive material that is placed on the tooth. After the material has been applied to the tooth, an ultraviolet light (blue) is used to set and harden the resin, which is then polished and shaped to recreate a natural and smooth surface.
Bonding is a significant change from silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Dr. Brent has successfully performed bonding procedures for patients in Cranbury, NJ and the surrounding area. For more information or to schedule a consultation, give Brent Dental Arts a call at (609) 409-3992.