Dental bonding is the perfect way to get the bright, confident smile you deserve. Quick and non-invasive, bonding is a great solution for minor chips, cracks, cavities, blemishes, gaps and more. In just a single appointment, the professionals at Parker Dental can have your smile looking like new.
Bonding is the process of using a composite resin to correct a cosmetic problem, or as a more aesthetically pleasing option than filling a cavity with amalgam. Unless the removal of tooth decay is necessary, the procedure does not even require local anesthesia! Your dentist will select a shade of tooth-colored resin that most closely matches the surrounding teeth, then lightly etch the enamel and apply a conditioning substance to ensure the resin bonds firmly. After the tooth is prepared, your dentist can apply the resin to the area, then mold and shape it to appear smooth and natural. The resin is then hardened with ultraviolet light and polished to complete the cosmetic integration. This process generally only takes about 45 minutes per tooth!
Is it Right for Me?
You may want to consider bonding if you wish to change the shape or size of a tooth, close a gap between teeth, repair a small chip or crack, or cover stains or discoloration. It is less expensive than veneers or crowns and only requires a single appointment. It does not require the removal of much of the existing tooth enamel (just enough to roughen the surface for adhesion) and is best for healthy teeth. However, bonding does not usually last as long as more involved restorations, although it is easier to fix if problems do occur. It can also be an excellent temporary solution if veneers or crown replacement must be postponed for a period of time.
Bonded teeth do not need particular care, although one should avoid particularly hard foods or chewing fingernails or pens, etc as this could risk chipping the resin.
If you want to patch that chip or touch up that coffee stain, dental bonding could be the solution you’ve been looking for to rejuvenate your smile! Call Parker Dental at (954) 983-5450 for a personal and caring consultation in the Hollywood, FL area today!