At Bliss Dental, we provide a dental sealing process to restore your broken tooth or create cosmetic changes that will improve the look of your grin. This cosmetic dentistry alternative is cost-effective, resilient, and long-lasting. It is also minimally invasive, making it a wonderful repair for children and grownups who don’t have time for supplementary treatments like dental overlays and caps. While people may not know so much about the process, dental bonding is a dependable cosmetic dentistry solution. If you want to learn more about restorative bonding, we encourage you to call our 33183 dental office at (305) 274-6500. Dr. Gaertner can meet with you, examine your teeth, and discuss how a bonding procedure can help improve your smile.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding: A Natural-Looking Solution
If you damage your tooth and are searching for a natural-looking restoration, consider restorative bonding. In this procedure, we apply a tooth-colored composite resin material to match your natural teeth and shape the resin until it matches your naturally occurring tooth. We then harden it in place with a special dental light, effectively bonding it to the tooth. At Bliss Dental, we will ensure that, regardless of the type of restoration you receive, your smile will look amazing.
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Your Dental Restoration Options
We can restore crooked teeth using dental veneers, dental crowns, or tooth bonding. A dental crown is the most long-lasting solution that also offers the greatest level of protection. A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. In this way, nothing can touch the tooth directly. While dental veneers are also durable restorations, they are thin shells that we bond to the tooth surface and are not as strong as dental crowns.
Regardless, both procedures are highly effective, natural-looking, and common. However, both procedures require us to remove a portion of the enamel before we can place the new part of the tooth. We remove the largest amount of enamel with a dental crown because a crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth, therefore, requiring more room. If the patient’s teeth are already sensitive, then this step in the process can be uncomfortable.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
A tooth bonding treatment is a better solution for sensitive teeth since we do not need to remove any of the enamel. We merely need to roughen and moisturize the tooth before starting the restoration. Next, we will apply tooth-colored bonding resin to the tooth and shape it into place. Thus, we can restore a cracked or damaged tooth. It takes the skill of an expert cosmetic dentist to shape the material perfectly.
We are experts and can also use this same solution to cover dark stains, close gaps between teeth, and change the shape/size of teeth. The bonding resin is incredibly versatile, just like dental veneers. However, since we do not need to remove any of the enamel, it is ideal for people with sensitive teeth, children, and teens. Once the bonding resin is in the right shape, we will use a special dental light to harden it. The hardening process is quick and we can fully restore the damaged tooth in under an hour using cosmetic bonding. The immediacy of this solution makes it ideal for those that do not have time to wait for dental care.
Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Bonding
Yes, it can. As cosmetic dentists, we can restore your child’s chipped tooth by applying a durable resin to their tooth and shaping it until it matches their natural one. Dr. Gaertner will use every tool available to match the shade of the resin with the child’s surrounding teeth, so it blends in as best as possible. Other people will most likely not notice a difference between the bonding material and the other teeth. The only thing to note is that if the child’s teeth are still growing, the child may need a revisit in the future.
Not at all. Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and one of the most comfortable restorations you can receive. In order to complete the restoration or to make cosmetic improvements, all we need to do is roughen the tooth slightly and apply a conditioning liquid. Next, we will apply the composite resin material that matches the shade of your teeth. We will shape the material to match the tooth size as well, before hardening it in place. Since your tooth structure remains intact, you will be comfortable during the procedure. In fact, most people do not need any anesthesia or pain medication for the bonding procedure.
Yes, it can. When you visit our Kendall dental office, we can close small gaps between your teeth using this simple procedure. The bonding procedure is an alternative to placing veneers or crowns or undergoing an orthodontic procedure. Since we can typically complete cosmetic bonding in one dental visit, it is the fastest way to complete this transformation.
Yes. Bonding is an excellent way to reshape your teeth. We can use it to lengthen your teeth or change their width. By doing so, your teeth can appear more uniform, and we can eliminate the inconsistencies between your teeth. It only takes 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, so reshaping is much easier and faster than people may believe.
Yes, if you have stains on your teeth, we can use bonding to cover them. We suggest trying Teeth Whitening Kendall procedure first since this can improve the appearance of your smile with relative ease. There are times, however, when a whitening procedure is not enough to remove some of the deep or more significant stains. This is where restorative bonding can be particularly useful. We can place the tooth-colored resin material on top of your stained tooth or teeth in order to improve their appearance. When you visit our Florida dental office, we can discuss your options with you and complete the procedure in as little as one visit.
Yes, since we apply bonding without removing the enamel on your teeth, the process is reversible. If you want to change course and restore your teeth or change their appearance with an alternative procedure in the future, you can. While most of our patients are satisfied with the appearance of their teeth after the bonding procedure, some use this as a temporary solution while considering more long-term improvements.
If budget is a concern, cosmetic bonding is an affordable and viable option. Since we place and harden bonding material in our office, there is no need for participation from the dental lab. This makes the process more cost-effective than getting dental veneers or crowns. If you are weighing your options between the three, let us know. We can give you a breakdown of what each procedure will cost. For more information, call 305-274-6500 and schedule a consultation.
A Restorative bonding procedure is durable, natural-looking, and effective. There is no set timeframe for how long the resin will last. It can last for several decades or several years. Taking care of your teeth will help to increase their longevity. Be sure to brush with a soft or electronic toothbrush, so you do not risk eroding your teeth and your restoration. You need to also avoid eating food that is too acidic, while also avoiding any activities that can break or chip your teeth. While bonding material is strong and durable, it is not as strong as a dental crown can be. If you are looking for a longer-lasting restoration, then you may want to consider that option as well.
Overall, cosmetic bonding can be an effective procedure for patients. Your teeth will look both natural and beautiful once we are done.
If you want to learn more about restorative bonding, we encourage you to call our 33183 dental office at (305) 274-6500. Dr. Gaertner can meet with you, examine your teeth, and discuss how a bonding procedure can help improve your smile.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015