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Dental Bonding

dental bondingDental Bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is adhered to a tooth to repair decay, chipping, fractures or discoloration. Bonding can also be used to change the shape of teeth or to close spaces between teeth. Unless it’s being used to fill cavities, dental bonding requires no anesthesia, and depending on the number of teeth being bonded, often can be completed in one visit.

The procedure for dental bonding is relatively simple. Your dentist will select a shade of bonding material to match your teeth and then prepare your tooth. The surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid will be applied to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The bonding material will then be applied and molded to the desired shape. Once it’s in place, an ultraviolet light or laser will used to harden the bonding material. After it has hardened, your dentist will further shape and polish it to match the rest of the tooth.

Bonded teeth do not require special care beyond good oral hygiene practices. However, the bonding material is not as stain resistant as the material used in crowns or veneers. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting the dental hygienist for regular cleanings will help keep bonded teeth from staining. The bonding material is also not as strong as natural tooth enamel or other dental resins. Biting your fingernails or chewing on ice can chip the material. Your dentist can explain if dental bonding is right for you.

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Premier Dental Group PC is located at 7891 Broadway  Merrillville, IN 46410

WE ARE OPEN FROM 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM, MONDAY TO THURSDAY; 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM ON FRIDAY; AND THE FIRST THREE SATURDAYS OF EACH MONTH FROM  8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.

Dental Services

Orthodontics:
•  Traditional Braces
• Invisible Braces
•  Cosmetic Dentistry:
•  Dental Bonding
•  Enamel Shaping
• Whitening
•  Whitening

Cosmetic Dentistry:
• Dental Bonding
• Enamel Shaping
• Whitening

Endodontics:
• Apicoectomy
• Root Canals

Prosthodontics:
•  Bridges
•  Cosmetic Dentistry
•  Crowns
•  Dentures
• Implants

Pediatric Dentistry:
• Dental Phobia
• Laser Dentistry
• Sedation Dentistry

Periodontics:
• Gum Cleaning
•  Implants