At our Wall, NJ, practice, we perform dental bonding, a cosmetic dentistry procedure in which tooth-colored materials are adhered (bonded) to the tooth. This is a procedure that is most frequently used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth. The most common reasons for bonding are when you have a tooth that has been stained, discolored, broken or chipped. Other reasons for selecting bonding are to close a space between two teeth, to change the shape of a tooth as well as to resolve root exposure or the receding of the gums.
It should be noted that dental bonding is best used for small cosmetic changes such as when there is an isolated tooth that needs repair or improvement. It is not meant for larger cosmetic corrections. Bonding is a better aesthetic choice than using silver fillings called amalgams and for those that do not want mercury in their mouth. Because bonding is a more conservative approach to fixing a small chip or crack than other cosmetic dentistry procedures, it is often the choice of young adults as there is little to no removal of tooth enamel. It is also an alternative to porcelain.
The process of bonding has improved over time and is considered a very good choice that has an excellent outcome. It can also be used as a temporary correction when you have a long term plan for other more involved cosmetic dentistry. Another big benefit is that it takes less time than other more involved procedures and can often be done in one visit. The results are an improved smile, a more confident smile and relief from any discomfort from a chipped or broken tooth.
Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Monmouth County also provides other dental services to patients besides dental bonding. Find out more information about veneers, Invisalign®, and teeth whitening services available.