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Dental bonding might be dentistry’s best kept secret. The secret seems to be getting out as many oral surgery offices are getting the same question from their patients: What is dental bonding and am I a good candidate? Let’s take a closer look at what exactly dental bonding is and what makes a patient a good candidate for the procedure. 

Dental bonding is a treatment that is designed to help address minor cosmetic issues with teeth. The process involves a dentist bonding a tooth-colored material to certain teeth and then shaping and polishing that material to alter the tooth’s appearance without cutting into the enamel of the tooth itself. The procedure is virtually painless and completely alters the aesthetic of a person’s smile without the need of more invasive and costly procedures like veneers. 

Dental bonding is a great solution for patients who are hoping to fix something like a chip, crack or discoloration on their natural teeth. In fact, dental bonding not only adjusts the aesthetic issue, but actually repairs a crack or chip, which stops the initial problem from evolving into a more serious one. 

It is important to point out that dental bonding is not a permanent solution. Most bonding is done with a composite resin that is incredibly strong and can last for years. However, it will break down over time and need to be rebonded by a dentist. Luckily, the procedure is usually quick and pain free since no work is being done with the nerves of the teeth themselves. In fact, the procedure is simple enough that patients do not need any anaesthesia. 

Dental bonding is becoming popular not just because of its effectiveness, but also its price. While no oral surgery is cheap, especially cosmetic surgery, dental bonding is significantly cheaper than options like veneers or crowns. 

To learn more about dental bonding or any other oral surgery procedure visit www.morristownoralsurgery.com

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