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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.

Our Services

     
Glenn Hendrix, DMD is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 205 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/07/2020
         
    I am very pleased with the work done and the healing process has been a breeze thanks to Dr. Banas. Dr. Banas is second to none! :)
    07/30/2020
         
    My experience was great here!! The entire staff was very professional and made me feel at ease.
  • 07/16/2020
         
    Always timely. Great service.
    07/01/2020
         
    Took care of my special needs as a stroke survivor and was an unexpected pleasure to go to the dentist.
  • 06/18/2020
         
    6 month checkup during COVID outbreak — they made it safe and comfortable. Dr. Hendrix and his staff are professional and caring.
    06/11/2020
         
    Wonderful experience.. They explained everything thoroughly.. The front desk receptionist was very helpful as well..
  • 06/10/2020
         
    Dr. Hendrix and Lori are always professional.
    05/18/2020
         
    Very informative and makes you feel well at least I'm not a very good dentist person but I feel very comfortable and staff was wonderful thank you
  • 05/12/2020
         
    I cannot say enough good things about this office! I am a total wimp with dental work and this office from front to back is top notch.
    03/04/2020
         
    Small office but professional, courteous & answered all my questions. Top notch!
    02/13/2020
         
    They almost always get you in very quickly and are very accommodating if you happen to have to bring a little one with you.
    02/10/2020
         
    He was very attentive and thorough. I was also impressed at how quickly I was able to be seen on such short notice. I think I’m here to stay!
  • 01/29/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
    01/28/2020
         
    Best dental experience I’ve ever had.
  • 01/10/2020
         
    Fantastic and experienced staff and Dr Hendrix is not only very knowledgeable but enjoyable to talk to!