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What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding involves using a putty-like resin to correct or repair small cosmetic concerns. Bonding can improve the appearance of discolored enamel, repair minor chips, close minor gaps between teeth, and protect exposed portions of tooth roots.

Dental bonding material can be applied and molded in the office and is usually used as a temporary correction or be substituted as a cosmetic alternative for amalgam fillings. It is not as durable as other options, and it is usually recommended for areas of low bite pressure.

Cost of Dental Bonding

The final cost of your treatment will depend on the number of teeth being addressed, your goals for treatment, and your location. Schedule a Consultation in the office today so you can get a custom plan just for you.

Protecting Your Investment

With Composite resin there are certain precautions you need to take to keep your smile looking healthy and radiant.  You should refrain from:

  • Biting your nails
  • Using your teeth to open packages
  • Smoking or using tobacco
  • Consuming large amounts of dark foods and drinks such as coffee, berries, or red wine

Dental bonding is NOT recommended for patients who grind their teeth

What can I expect from my procedure?

Applying dental bonding is a straightforward procedure, typically taking about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Bonding requires very little preparation. Unless it is used as a dental filling, patients do not require anesthesia. Dr. Rink will use a shade guide to select the resin that most closely matches the color of your tooth.

To ensure that the material securely adheres to the tooth, Dr. Rink first roughens the surface of your tooth and applies a coat of conditioning liquid. The bonding is then applied to the tooth, which is carefully molded and smoothed to the desired shape. Dr. Rink uses a blue light to harden the resin. Lastly, he trims, shapes, and polishes the material until it precisely matches the sheen and texture of the tooth surface.

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