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Dental bonding is a quick and cost-effective way to address a number of common cosmetic dental problems.

At our Mason, Ohio cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Gary Hardin and Dr. Tara Hardin use dental bonding to address issues with teeth such as:

  • Small gaps
  • Uneven sizes
  • Irregular shapes
  • Chips and cracks
  • Minor misalignment

If you live in or around Mason, Ohio and would like to learn what dental bonding can do for your smile, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry at (513) 813-2716 today to schedule your initial consultation.

Tooth Colored
Fillings

In addition to dental bonding, we offer tooth colored fillings as part of our metal-free dentistry practice. Tooth colored fillings, also known as white fillings, are bonded to the surface of your tooth, giving them a number of advantages over traditional metal fillings.

Metal fillings are packed into a tooth, which requires the removal of a significant amount of enamel around a cavity for their placement. This process can weaken a tooth already impacted by decay, and does nothing to prevent the filling from falling out. Because metal expands and contracts with heat fluctuations in your mouth, further structural damage or loose and missing fillings are simply par for the course.

By contrast, tooth colored fillings are bonded to your teeth and can be placed with minimal tooth preparation. What’s more, the composite resin used in white fillings is not impacted by temperature fluctuations and will remain in place, protecting both the underlying cavity and the integrity of your natural tooth for years to come.

Both dental bonding and tooth colored fillings are carefully matched to your smile’s attributes, helping ensure a smooth and flawless aesthetic. This will be discussed with you in more detail during your initial consultation.

To schedule your initial consultation with one of our Mason, Ohio cosmetic dentists, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry online or call (513) 813-2716 today. We are pleased to see patients from the Cincinnati and Dayton area, as well as visitors from Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.

Bonded Restorations FAQ's

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is one of the more common procedures in restorative dentistry. A plastic resin composite is bonded onto your tooth so it seamlessly blends into the rest of the tooth and your dentition. We use bonding on a daily basis for many reasons: repair chipped and fractured teeth, fill cavities, build teeth back up, and cover exposed root surfaces after gum grafting. Additionally, white bonding has replaced old metal fillings. Bonding can also be a faster and more cost effective method to change a tooth’s size and shape and overall appearance.

Are white fillings better than silver?

Besides looking much better, yes, white colored fillings are superior to metal fillings. Metal conducts heat, and the dynamic temperature changes of your mouth also change the metal filling’s temperature. With contraction and expansion over time, the rigid metal filling starts to crack the surrounding tooth and fractures become very common. White fillings have a very similar elasticity to our natural teeth and are much kinder in turn.

Who can perform dental bonding?

All general dentists have bonding as part of their arsenal. However, not all general dentists are the same. Skill, experience, and an artist’s eye are very important because bonding is extremely technique sensitive. Proper isolation is important to prevent any post-operative sensitivity. We go above and beyond in all that we do so that you get the best results and the longest lasting dentistry.

Can you bond teeth in the front of my mouth?

We take great pride in esthetic bonding that is virtually undetectable from your natural tooth. Many factors come into play such as shade, translucency, surface texture, polish, and internal effects. Browse our gallery and read more about bonding in our blog to see cases we have done. Like with any cosmetic dentistry, you want to make sure that you research a dentist’s portfolio before undergoing any esthetic bonding procedure. It’s always best to do it right the first time.

Can you bond the gap between my front teeth?

Yes, bonding is great for closing a space in between teeth. See examples in the gallery of cases where bonding was used to close gaps.

Is bonding cheaper than veneers?

Yes, bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers. It is a faster and more cost effective procedure than veneers but it has its drawbacks. Porcelain veneers are more durable, can last longer, and resist staining whereas bonding does not. Read more about porcelain veneers here.

Why choose
Dr. Tara Hardin?

Dr. Hardin is a Las Vegas Institute Fellow, granted only after a minimum of 278 hours of advanced education and experience in aesthetics, physiologic science, and a comprehensive practical examination. Additionally, she is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an accreditation granted only to those with superior performance and knowledge in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. These qualifications are compounded by almost two decades of experience and continued education.

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New Safety Protocols

To our current and future patients,

I hope this message finds you and your family in good health. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on everyone, disrupting just about every aspect of our day-to-day lives.

I am happy to announce that Governor DeWine has given dental offices permission to reopen with specific guidelines from both the American Dental Association and the Ohio State Dental Board.

My number one priority is the safety of all my patients and my team members. As such, new protocols have been added to our already extensive universal precautions.

Please watch this video in its entirety so you know what to expect at your next visit:

We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued loyalty, support, and patience during these unprecedented times.

Sincerely,
Dr. Tara Hardin