James Bond may be the best intelligence officer, but there is one thing he can’t excel at dental bonding. As a procedure that is used to fill in teeth with a resin material, dental bonding can help restore the appearance of your teeth— giving you back your good looks and your ability to chew at the same time. With two type of dental bonding, however, you may not know what option is right for you. To help you better understand dental bonding and the options available to you, let’s take a closer look. Read on to learn more.
Option 1: Adhesive Bonding
Typically, adhesive bonding is used in conjunction with another treatment like bridges, veneers, inlays/outlays, and metal free crowns. By attaching restorations to your teeth using an adhesive and a high-intensity light, adhesive bonding is primarily popular for cosmetic purposes.
Option 2: Composite Bonding
Direct composite bonding involves using a composite based resin to repair cracks and chips, close gaps in between teeth, build-up the edges around teeth that have worn down and fill in cavities. The composite resin used in dental bonding isn’t permanent but is long-lasting— meaning that it should last for at least a few years without you having to get it replaced. Additionally, our patients like composite bonding because it can typically be done in just one appointment— so if you have a busy schedule that doesn’t give you too much spare time, this may be a great option for you.
Dental bonding is a dental procedure that has been around for decades. Depending on the dental problem we are trying to fix and the outcome you are looking for, Dr. John T. Green will help you decide if adhesive or composite bonding are right for you. If you would like to learn about dental bonding or to schedule your next dental cleaning, contact Dr. John T. Green today!