Dental bonding is a procedure that covers enamel and enamel defects. A surface etchant is applied to a roughened tooth surface and then a liquid bonding agent is brushed over. A filled resin composite putty-like material is placed over and formed to the shape of the tooth. The material is hardened with a light that activates the material and sets it.
The surface is then shaped and polished to match the tooth. Dental Bonding can be used to fill in holes at the gum line, repair chipped or stained teeth, reshape teeth, and close spaces between front teeth. The material is best used for small areas that are not under a lot of stress and have limited biting or chewing forces.
While cosmetic teeth bonding is a wonderful material, it does have limitations and may need periodic maintenance. Unsupported composite resin is not as strong as porcelain and does chip, stain, and wear, and will require repairs and resurfacing.
An Alternative to Veneers?
Teeth Bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers. The disadvantages of teeth bonding are its limited strength and porous composition. Because the material is more porous than porcelain, it tends to stain easily and requires regular maintenance and repair. Dr. Samborski can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the various materials and the best solutions to meet your particular needs.
To learn more about our preventive and restorative dentistry services or to schedule an appointment, please call our office staff at (508) 757-0591 or use our online appointment request form to schedule an appointment. We offer our services to residents of Holden, Paxton, Shrewsbury, Boylston, Westborough, Worcester, Auburn and Northborough in Worcester County, MA.