What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the use of white, tooth-colored composite filling material to fill, repair, or making minor aesthetic improvements to a tooth. The procedure is technique-sensitive, which means the systems in the procedure have to be performed precisely and without error. That’s why you want an expert Mid-Columbia Dental dentist to perform bonding for you! Unlike mercury fillings where you essentially fill a hole, placing composite bonding takes precision and detail or else the bonding will fail. If done incorrectly the filling will leak, fall out, crack, break, or the patient will have sensitivity after the filling is placed. Done correctly, however, dental bonding is an excellent, highly aesthetic, and long lasting result for repairing, restoring or enhancing a tooth.
Our Mid-Columbia Dental dentists are perfectionists in all they do, including their precision tooth bonding. They have mastered the sensitive technique and have thousands of successful tooth bonding results to their names.
RESTORATIONS VS. COSMETIC BONDING
White, tooth-colored fillings have been a preferred method of filling teeth for decades. These fillings are an excellent option for filling a small cavity, replacing a small old mercury or composite filling, and repairing an otherwise healthy broken tooth.
Limitations of the bonding material exist when the cavity or old filling is large, if the tooth to be restored has cracks or fractures, or if there are heavy chewing forces on the tooth to be restored. Sometimes a porcelain filling is a better option than dental bonding.
At Mid-Columbia Dental, we will discuss the pros and cons of using tooth bonding for your specific situation. We will discuss your options for fixing, filling, or improving your smile so that you have all of the information you need to decide which dental restoration is the very best for you.
At Mid-Columbia Dental, when we place veneers to improve your smile, we use a highly aesthetic bonding material applied directly to your teeth to fix dark or white spots, repair chips, fractures, or cracks, reshape teeth, reduce the poor appearance of crooked teeth, and whiten your smile.
Our team of dentists has decades of experience along with the skill and innate talent required to achieve incredibly good-looking results using bonding to improve the appearance of your smile.
Mid-Columbia Dental delivers results that are truly undetectable, natural-looking, and beautiful.