Bonding with composite offers additive only (non-invasive) or minimally invasive treatment options.
What does additive only mean? Additive only means Dr. Bloom will restore broken/down or worn teeth by adding composite material directly (no tooth prep or numbing required). Dr. Bloom’s mantra “if we don’t need to take away tooth structure to restore, we won’t”. Dr Bloom loves working with composite resins for teeth showing severe wear (due to grinding). When bonded using adhesive technology, your restored teeth is stronger than your natural. And, unlike restoring with a crown (where we have to reduce the tooth so the crown fits and looks natural), with composite bonding, Dr Bloom can re-build areas that are broken, damaged or have excessive wear with either minimal or or no prep at all. Replacing old, broken down fillings with the composite bonded inlays and onlays (milled in-house) minimally invasively is a crowd pleaser. The bonded restoration is also highly aesthetic. When done by a Master Restorative Dentist you can’t tell between restored teeth and natural. Given Dr Bloom’s advanced skill level, he also works with layered composite for purely cosmetic purposes, creating gorgeous direct composite veneers.
How long with composite bonding last? At least ten years, and if there’s any breakdown we can do touch-ups. As composite is more porous, over time it will stain from coffee and wine.
GIven his skills working with composite (and for the right candidate) composite dentistry offers options to the more invasive treatments such as crowns and porcelain onlays and inlays.
Dr. Bloom is highly skilled in all areas of composite bonding, having taken hundreds of hours of advanced training in working with bonded and milled composite.
For all restorative treatment (even the simplest), Dr. Bloom will check your bite until he’s assured that you’re in harmony—your joints (TMJs) are in their resting position, so your fascial muscles stay calm.