Cosmetic Bonding

Bonding is a general term used to describe the adhesion of a dental restoration to a tooth. Tooth colored fillings, veneers, crowns and bridges are all secured by bonding today. The bonding process provides a stronger connection between the adhesive and the tooth, as well as the adhesive and the restoration, than previously used dental cements.

The term "bonding" is also commonly used to describe the procedure of securing a tooth colored filling material (composite resin) to teeth to achieve beautiful cosmetic results in a fast, comfortable and relatively inexpensive manner.

 

   
   

Bonding is also useful in closing spaces between teeth or to change the color and shape of teeth. Usually requiring a single office visit, bonding typically lasts 5-10 years. Bonding is more susceptible to staining and chipping than other restorative materials due to the nature of composite resins. However, bonding can be more affordable than some other options, which include dental laboratory produced porcelain restorations (veneers and crowns).

   
   

If you have any questions about bonding, Dr. Mahlin will be happy to discuss them with you.

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Everyone at the practice is super friendly, starting from the front desk to Dr. Mahlin. I normally get the first appointment in the morning and I have never had to wait. I have been going to them for probably 20 years and have never had an issue that isn't promptly resolved. Last time I had my crown done, Dr. Mahlin even gave me his mobile number in case of an issue. I'll definitely recommend them.

Sanjiv Bhatia

Dr. Mahlin and his staff are absolutely wonderful! His bedside manner is among the best, if not the best, when it comes to compassionate, patient-centered care. He even called me after I had a new crown placed just to see how I was doing. He's thoughtful, gentle (both as a person and as a dentist), and most importantly is excellent at dentistry! His staff couldn't be friendlier or more accomodating and I have never had a long wait in the waiting room. I would give him 10 stars if this rating scale allowed it!

Gregory Polites

Kim, my hygienist, is the best, she has a passion for insuring she does her best to ensure patient comfort and that I will leave with the cleanest teeth and gums as well as a plan for addressing potential issues! Dr. Mahlin is very professional in his final inspection and verification of any of Kim's findings while performing the cleaning. An added bonus that Dr. Mahlin provides is a follow up call in the evening to ensure that your experience that day for treatment has gone as expected and there aren't any abnormalities. Very Caring person!

John Helbing

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