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Dental Bonding – Tooth Bonding in Bernardsville

Bernardsville Dentist Serving Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, and Far Hills, NJ

If you have a minor chip or a gap in between your teeth and you don’t want braces, dental bonding could be right for you.

Dental bonding can correct teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Crooked
  • Unevenly spaced
  • Stained and unresponsive to tooth whitening
  • Structurally damaged from tooth decay

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is when a composite resin filling is placed on your front or back teeth to fix imperfections. Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb will select a composite resin material that matches the color of your natural teeth and then apply it.

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville, we use CEREC technology to design, create, and place restorations in one visit. This means that if you have a larger problem and you need customized porcelain fillings, for example, we can create them in one visit.

The Procedure

We will start with preparing your tooth, creating small grooves in your tooth that will help the composite resin successfully bond to your teeth. Next, we will apply a conditioning solution plus a bonding agent that act as a strong adhesive to hold the bonding material in place. The putty-like, tooth-colored composite material will then be placed and sculpted to fix your problem areas. Several layers of the composite material are usually needed for the most natural-looking results. Once applied, each layer is hardened with a special curing light. After the final layer of composite resin is applied, it is shaped to match the contour of your natural teeth. Composite resin comes in a variety of shades, so you will have a match that is functional as well as attractive.

Advantages

One of the best things about dental bonding is that the results look and feel natural. Before composite resin was commonly used in dental offices, if your tooth became damaged or decayed, it was often repaired with a silver amalgam filling, which are unattractive and require some of your tooth’s surface to be shaved down so that the silver restoration can be placed. Composite requires only a very small amount of your tooth to be prepared, therefore saving much more of your natural tooth. If you are bothered by cracks, chips, or spaces in your teeth, please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville by calling (908) 888-9858 or filling out our form. Our tooth bonding specialist serves patients from Bernardsville, Morristown, Basking Ridge, Mendham, Chester, Far Hills, and nearby areas in New Jersey.

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See what patients like you have to say about our practice

I have been going to Dr. Patti since I was young and she is incredible. I still travel in from NYC to visit her and the team every six months. I cant speak more highly of the team’s talent as well as the comfort I feel in their office. Would recommend their practice to anyone and everyone.
Brooke Macy
Brooke Macy
23:10 01 Jun 22
Exceptional Dentist, amazing staff!!
Cardspunk M
Cardspunk M
23:27 25 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of my experience at Aesthetic Dentistry of Bernardsville and Patti Swaintek-Lamb, DMD along with her tremendous staff. I have been to dozens of dentists over the years and hands down this has been my best experience and I loved my last dentist before I moved away. They are a wonderful combination of professional and caring. Great kindness and respect is shown to their patients. It is very welcoming environment. For those who dread the dental visit I recommend this office that works to create a calming and supportive atmosphere. The dental work/care was excellent from beginning to end and I look forward to my next visit.
Lynda Spencer
Lynda Spencer
22:31 21 Apr 22
I immediately get comfortable. Change is not always easy but the transition to Dr. Patti’s office was seamless, it’s as if they knew me already. The skill and knowledge of all is evident throughout the practice, as well as pride for their profession. I look forward to staying on as a patient for a long time! Thank you
Christina Klausner
Christina Klausner
10:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Patti Swaintek-Lamb is an excellent dentist, professional and always listens to what is important to YOU. She has the time, expertise and personal touch while caring deeply about your desires and comfort. My husband, myself and 3 children have been using Dr. Patti for over 15 years and recommend her in the highest regard.
Dana Macy
Dana Macy
15:10 24 Mar 22
Dr Patti and her staff create a caring, professional atmosphere. They take adequate time to make repairs needed and fill cavities as painlessly as possible. Nancy Lee McLure
Frank Siwiec
Frank Siwiec
14:08 24 Mar 22
My two sons, 8 and 10, are both receiving orthodontic treatment from Dr. Patti and I’ve been so happy with their progress. She is very thoughtful and thorough with her plans to give them both a healthier smile.
Francesca Calogero
Francesca Calogero
15:33 16 Mar 22
Dr. Patty what can I say..I will not go to another dentist EVER. Dr. Patty and the staff get 10 BIG stars for the never ending patience they had with me over the years. Thankyou 🙂
Marilyn Zakaluzny
Marilyn Zakaluzny
13:14 23 Feb 22
Dr. Patti and her incredible staff perfectly mix professionalism and brilliance with an ability to make patients feel right at home. I have been a patient for almost 10 years and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. From teeth cleanings to more invasive procedures, Dr. Patti's team is unmatched. Lately I have been treating for my sleep apnea. I can say without exaggeration that the device Dr. Patti prescribed and developed for me changed my life. I went from fitful nights of frequently-interrupted sleep all while snoring like a jackal, to sleeping through the night without making a sound. My wife may be happier at this development than I am. In short, whatever your dental/sleep needs, look no further than Aesthetic Dentistry.
Anthony Martine
Anthony Martine
16:47 04 Feb 22
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