There are many ways to make cosmetic changes to a tooth, big or small. At Prosthodontics of Princeton, we specialize in using both Dental Veneers and Dental Bonding to fix the appearance of an unsightly tooth. Depending on your circumstance, we may recommend veneers, bonding, or a combination of both!
Reasons for Bonding
Dental bonding involves the application of a putty-like substance known as composite resin. Composite resin can be used to repair a chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth. It is also one of the most common materials used as dental fillings to repair areas of decay. Unlike veneers, dental bonding can be completed in a single appointment. This makes it one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a cosmetic modification. For this reason, it is often the ideal choice for minor issues, such as chips and fractures.
Dental Bonding Procedure
Before we begin the bonding procedure, we will use a shade guide to select a composite resin that best matches the color of your tooth. Next, we will slightly alter the surface that is receiving the bonded material in a process called etching. This is accomplished with a mild acidic liquid that is applied to the surface of the tooth. Once the tooth is properly etched, we will apply the composite to the tooth.
Drs. Isaacson, Reinhardt and Milone will mold and smooth out the material until we achieve the proper shape. We then use a curing light to harden the composite and expedite the bonding process. After the composite is hard, we will trim any excess, and polish the material until it matches the shine of natural enamel. All in all, the procedure only takes about 30 minutes to an hour!
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Find out if you are a candidate for dental veneers or composite bonding! Call (609) 924-1975 to schedule your consultation appointment now!