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Bonding: Case 1

The term “bonding” in dentistry specifically refers to the methods and materials dentists use to get various types of restorations to stick to teeth. Bonding results in both a chemical and mechanical connection between the tooth and the restoration. Many different types of restorations can be bonded to teeth including porcelain and composite crowns and bridges, inlays, onlays and fillings. Evidence suggests that restorations that are bonded to teeth result in teeth that are often as strong as and sometimes stronger than the original tooth. Bonded composite resins are the backbone of today’s restorative dentistry. In our office all fillings we use are various types of composite resins. These photos show some examples of the more common ways we use these versatile and cosmetic materials.

Patient Profile

REASON FOR UNDERGOING TREATMENT

Very often patients come to my office seeking advice about veneers or crowns to improve their smile when all they need is a little bonding. Closing spaces is one of the easiest and economical ways of achieving a significant cosmetic change.