Teeth bonding is a procedure that involves repairing cracked or chipped teeth. It is a more inexpensive option than other cosmetic dentistry options and offers a significant improvement in the look of your smile in just one dentist visit.
Teeth Bonding Procedure
During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.
Generally speaking, no anesthesia is needed for the procedure as it is generally considered painless. Your Park Ave Dental dentist will gently roughen the tooth surface and apply a liquid conditioner, which helps the resin stick to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied, molded, and polished. After the resin has hardened, either with a laser or a bright light, the dentist will then form the tooth further. Once it is formed satisfactorily, it will be polished to a sheen that matches the other teeth.
Teeth Bonding Solutions
Teeth bonding is considered an option for the following issues:
- To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- To close the gaps between teeth
- To make teeth appear longer
- To change or improve the shape of teeth
- As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
- To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
Teeth Bonding Pros & Cons
Teeth bonding is a popular option for those who are looking for a cost-effective way to improve the look of their smile. However, you will want to consider the pros and cons before you talk to your dentist:
- Easy and inexpensive (compared to other cosmetic procedures)
- Unlike crowns and veneers, which require fittings and are created in a lab, teeth bonding can usually be done in one office visit.
- Tooth enamel stays intact
- Does not require anesthesia (unless it is used to fill a cavity)
- Does not resist stains as well as crowns
- Require more frequent fixes because they are not as durable as other restorative procedures
- Could potentially chip or break off the tooth
Contact Park Avenue Dental for Teeth Bonding
If you are in the Gainesville, FL area, are interested in teeth bonding, and wonder if the procedure would work for you, please contact our office to discuss your options. We would be happy to help you decide if this procedure would be the best solution for you!