Dental bonding is the process of applying a dental resin to the desired area(s). The resin is colored to perfectly match the surrounding teeth before it is applied. After application to the prepared surfaces, the resin is rapidly hardened using a special light, which bonds it very securely to the tooth. To complete the bonding procedure, Doctor McFarland carefully shapes and then finishes the resin to match the surrounding teeth and achieve optimum esthetic quality as well as proper chewing and speaking functions.
Dental bonding is an indicated procedure for a number of dental conditions that run the gamut from improved esthetics to repair. Dental bonding provides an excellent treatment alternative for the protection of tooth roots that have become exposed due to gum disease. Dental bonding is also an option for fillings – especially in high visibility areas.
Since dental bonding requires that the dentist manually shape and finish the resin, it is a procedure best performed by a highly experienced dentist. Doctor McFarland has 24 years of experience and is a conscientious perfectionist in cases where bonding, or any cosmetic dental procedure, is the preferred treatment. In fact, to achieve spectacular results, many dental treatments actually represent the marriage of dental medicine and fine art.
Like many dental procedures, dental bonding is not right for every patient or for every condition. In situations where dental bonding is a viable option, one or more of the following courses of treatment are most often available as well: dental implants; dental crowns; dental veneers. Doctor McFarland and Doctor Aye are always happy to discuss the options available to you, and assist you in selecting the very best course of treatment for your situation.