Dr. Hershkowitz is a smile artist; dental bonding requires an artistic hand and the eye of a sculptor.
Bonding is a popular method to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Bonding can be used to correct cracks or gaps in teeth, as a filling after a cavity has been removed, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth.
A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, new smile.
To fill the gap left by a cavity, bonding is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Composite fillings may take longer to complete than a metal filling because the tooth must be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. Tooth-colored fillings are now used more often than amalgam or gold fillings. People tend to want fillings that blend with the natural color of their teeth.
It is important to note however, that the best dental filling is no dental filling. Dramatically decrease the risk of cavities and other dental diseases by:
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