Dental Bonding in Scottsdale Arizona

With the awareness in dental education and care, people have become very conscious about their facial profile and esthetic values. Front teeth play a major role in the production of a beautiful smile providing confidence to the individuals during work as well as in social meetings. Furthermore advancement in dentistry has made it easy to provide tooth matching fillings instead of heavy metal and silver restorations. This has become possible owing to the development of tooth matching filling materials and property of such materials to achieve a durable bond with the sound tooth structure. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Phoenix Arizona has the required equipment and expertise to enhance your esthetic profile with the help of dental bonding resin composite filling materials.

What is dental bonding?Dental bonding

Dental bonding is basically the name given to conservative esthetic procedures which use dental bonding resins and composite materials for the correction of esthetics and minor defects of teeth. Dental bonding utilizes the quality of these resin composite materials to make a strong micro-mechanical bond especially with the enamel portion of the teeth following treatment of the tooth with a mild acid etchant.

How dental bonding works?

Following minor tooth preparation in order to remove the carious lesion if present or shaping the tooth for retention features, the prepared tooth surface is treated with phosphoric acid etchant. Acid etching treatment makes the surface of tooth rougher and produces minor porosities increases the surface energy. This porous surface becomes receptive to bonding resins and micro tags are produced on application of the bonding agent. These micro tags are the responsible for the micro-mechanical bonding of composite resins with tooth surface. Dental bonding composite resin material is applied and shaped above the bonding agent.

What are different types of dental bonding composite resins?

Two major types of resin composites are,

  • Self cure or chemical cure composites set automatically due to a chemical reaction when applied above the bonding resin tags,
  • Light cure composite resins require the use of a curing light application for about 40 seconds time following their placement.

Light cure composites are easy to use and give adequate working time. These are most commonly used in dental bonding procedures these days. Self cure composites have the advantage of less post curing shrinkage as compared to light cure composites. However, modifications in the light cure material manufacturing, its application techniques and curing mechanisms have largely controlled higher post curing shrinkage of these materials.

Which conditions necessitate the use of dental bonding?

dental bonding procedures are especially helpful in,

  • For the restoration of front teeth,
  • For masking the staining and discoloration of teeth,
  • Enhancement of the smile of an individual,
  • Correction of minor defects such as chipped off incisal edges, broken edges of teeth and cracks involving the surface enamel only,
  • For the correction of unsightly spaces between front teeth,
  • Evolved newer composites can be used in posterior restorations as well.

What are the advantages of using dental bonding procedures?

A. dental bonding resins and composites have changed the science of cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

  • Conservation of sound tooth structure is a major benefit of these procedures as minimal or no tooth preparation if needed,
  • Dental bonding does not need specific tooth preparation dimension,
  • Formation of micro-mechanical bond with tooth,
  • If a portion of the restoration breaks, chips off, gets stained or discolored with time, it can be easily retained owing to dental bonding,
  • Dental bonding can easily seal pits and fissures of teeth at an early stage which are prone to develop caries,
  • These are used for the cementation of orthodontic brackets, inlays, on lays and minimal preparation bridges,
  • Dental bonding restorations can be finished and polished on the same visit saving a lot of time and money.

What is the life time of dental bonding restorations?

A. Dental bonding restorations have optimum durability of approximately 5-10 years. The life of the restorations depends upon the location of the restored tooth, quality of the material and procedure, skill and expertise of the dentist and working environment. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona uses the best armamentarium and material for achieving the maximum life of dental bonding restorations for his patients.

Visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office located at 7010 East Chauncy Lane, suite # 140 Phoenix AZ, 85054 or call us today at (480)-991-4410 or go here¬ in order to get benefit from dental bonding procedures.