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Bonding & Composite Resins Explained

Bonding of composite resins is ideal for small corrections, in which most of the tooth is healthy and stable. It can be used to correct a wide variety of problems, including minor decay, chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, discoloration and crooked teeth. 

Composite resins are a more esthetically-pleasing alternative to metal fillings or restorations. They have similar characteristics to a tooth's natural enamel, and their color can be adjusted to match the particular color of your teeth.

Bonding is a minimally-invasive procedure that can provide astounding improvements in the appearance of your teeth. 

Procedure

Dental bonding procedures can usually be completed in one or two office visits. For minor cosmetic alterations, the resin can be matched to your teeth while you are in the office. To begin, the tooth is anesthetized if needed and any problematic tooth structure is carefully removed. Dr. Hendrix always takes extreme care to remove only that tooth structure which must be removed. During the bonding procedure, a mild etching solution is first applied to the area of natural tooth enamel to receive the restoration. This solution roughens the surface which allows for a stronger bond between the tooth and resin. An adhesive is then placed on the tooth. This adhesive is actually what bonds the composite resin to the tooth. Next, the resin is placed on the tooth and treated with ultraviolet light which activates the curing of the resin. The resin is then sculpted to the desired shape and polished. 

For more extensive alterations, an impression of the area needs to be taken and sent to a lab, where the final restoration will be constructed. Dr. Hendrix usually recommends that larger restorations or areas of high esthetic demands be restored with porcelain, rather than composite resin, through procedures such as crowns and veneers. In these cases the porcelain restoration is bonded to the teeth on a second visit.

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  • 04/03/2019
         
    Friendly staff. Dr Hendrix explains things in terms I can understand to weigh my options for treatment. Highly recommend
    04/01/2019
         
    Dr. Hendrix and staff are amazing! I had the best experience my first visit! Highly recommended .
  • 03/11/2019
         
    I had such a great visit with this clinic. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I was a walk in. I was in a room within 20 minuyes.
    02/25/2019
         
    My first visit was today and it will not be my last Dr.Hendrix & his staff are fantastic spends time with you explaining ,exploring your options , I highly recommend them , Very , clean and welcomed.
  • 01/29/2019
         
    Dr Hendrix and his staff are great! Friendly and informative!
  • 01/25/2019
         
    His staff are compassionate kind and accommodating. I recently had neck surgery and during my recovery I chipped a tooth. The best dental...
    01/17/2019
         
    On time appointment, quick check-in, professional treatment and service
    12/19/2018
         
    Very kind and friendly staff. Never any pain at all. Very gentle
    12/12/2018
         
    Amazing staff and very friendly. They are always very welcoming. Would definitely recommend! -Connor King 12 Nov 2018
  • 11/29/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are excellent
    11/27/2018
         
    Extremely impressed with Dr Hendrix and his wonderful friendly office personnel. My visit was very relaxed and comforting. Patricia
  • 11/21/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff are absolutely amazing! I felt very comfortable there and I would highly recommend him.
  • 11/15/2018
         
    Great service Seems to genuinely care about you. Fair price
    11/12/2018
         
    Dr. Hendrix and his staff made him feel at home and eased all of his anxiety. My son said he only wants to go to Dr. Hendrix from now on.