What is Bonding?


Bonding – Rockville, MD Dentist

What Is Dental Bonding?

A preferred procedure for minor dental corrections. Bonding is also known as a composite filling- a quick and affordable way to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:

*Low Bite Pressure (caused by short or uneven teeth)
*Tooth Decay

If you have any of these dental issues composite may be a good option for you..bonding

How Does It Work?

The teeth are inspected. The dentist will select a color for the composite resin (the material used in bonding) that most closely matches your current tooth color. He will then roughen the outer layer of the teeth, removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel. Then he will apply a strong adhesive that will help the resin stick. He will shape the resin to fill in any cracks or gaps or change the contours of your teeth. Afterwards, a laser is used to bond the material to your teeth.

A local anesthetic is typically only required when nerve damage or tooth decay is involved.

How Long Does It Take?

Dental bonding can be performed in one visit. The procedure usually takes less than an hour, unless you are having multiple teeth bonded..  It is quick and painless and usually does not require anesthesia (novocaine).

How Long Does It Last?

The composite resin used in bonding may last up to ten to fifteen years before it needs to be repaired or replaced.  Sometimes they stain in a few years, but they can be easily “buffed” to look new again.  When it becomes time to replace the restoration it is very easy as well to remove and replace with new material.

Is It Covered By My Dental Insurance?

Most insurers will cover some or most of the cost performed at our Rockville, MD Dentist Office, especially when the need is for reconstructive opposed to cosmetic dentistry.

Contact us to learn if you are a candidate for dental bonding.

Call our Office at 301-424-2030 Today!


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