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3 Things to Know About Dental Bonding

DENTAL BONDING | stockton caIf you are like most people, you have a few tooth imperfections that need the care and attention of Dr. Janice Scott. If you have any minor imperfections that need to be fixed, dental bonding may be the right option for you. By applying a thin layer of tooth-colored resin across your tooth, dental bonding works to seal off the tooth and prevent the problem from getting worse. By understanding both the pros and cons of dental bonding, both you and Dr. Janice Scott can help determine if it is the right treatment for you. Read on to learn more.

  1. It’s Temporary

One of the biggest things that you should know about dental bonding is that it is a temporary fix to a greater problem. Lasting an average of 2-8 years, dental bonding will either need to be redone, or another procedure will need to be done in its place later on down the line. Because the composite resin that is used for dental bonding is a lot weaker than other materials, it makes dental bonding a temporary alternative.

  1. It’s Inexpensive

If you are looking for a way to restore your teeth without having to worry about a large dental expense, dental bonding is likely the way to go. Although Dr. Janice Scott offers different payment options for patients, dental bonding is the cheapest restorative option available.

  1. It’s for Small Fixes

If you have a large crack or chip in your tooth, dental bonding, unfortunately, won’t be able to fix it. In fact, dental bonding is primarily used to treat small dental issues like hairline cracks or tiny chips in the tooth— anything bigger than that will likely need a dental crown or another restorative method.

Dental bonding is a great way to temporarily fix a small damaged tooth at a reasonable price. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janice Scott, contact our office today!



Direct Composite Vs. Adhesive Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding | Stockton CAIf you have an imperfect smile, you are certainly not alone. In fact, it’s fair to say that nobody is born with a perfect smile. Whether you have crooked teeth, cracked teeth, or chipped teeth, you may want to consider getting them fixed with dental bonding by Dr. Janice Scott. Read on to learn more about the two types of dental bonding and how they can perfect your smile.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure that involves using either tooth colored resin  that is cured with a high-intensity light help restore chipped and cracked teeth, fill in gaps between the teeth, and to even sometimes help seal the tooth off from a cavity.

Direct Composite Bonding

This form of dental bonding is the process of using a composite material like resin to help fill in space between teeth, fill in cavities, and repair chipped or cracked teeth. By sculpting the composite material by hand to mold over your teeth, Dr. Janice Scott will be able to give you a fast and easy smile makeover in just one dentist visit. As a less expensive option to help repair your smile, dental bonding is popular amongst many of our patients.

Adhesive Bonding

This form of dental bonding involves using a material, a bonding agent, and light to help cure the tooth and resin. Primarily used to treat cosmetic issues, adhesive bonding can also be used to help with a dental crown or filling.

Dental bonding is popular amongst patients who would like to perfect their smile without spending much money. Although dental bonding doesn’t last as long as procedures like veneers, our patients experience fantastic results. If you would like to learn more about dental bonding, schedule an appointment with Dr. Janice Scott today!