Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. 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.
Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on the front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.
During the dental bonding procedure, your dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material to the affected teeth to change their shape, size, or color.
Dental bonding can help various dental conditions such as:
✓ Abnormally sized teeth
✓ Discolored teeth
✓ Exposed tooth roots caused by receding gums
✓ Minor cracks or chips
✓ Misshapen teeth
✓ Small gaps in teeth
No special care after dental bonding is needed. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices: brushing your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Yes, we will match the new, brighter color of your teeth with the dental bonding material.
Dental bonding does not pose any risks to your oral health. If you have healthy teeth and gums, then it is perfectly safe.
The resin cures completely during the dental bonding process, so you won’t have to wait after your appointment to eat or drink.
Visit our website or call us at (727) 245-0027 for dental bonding cost inquiries.
Both veneers and bonding are made to blend in with the color of your surrounding teeth. Veneers are stain-resistant unlike the bonding resin which may darken over time.
Dental bonding can be completed in just one dental clinic visit at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates!
No, dental bonding does not involve any pain since the area of the tooth that your dentist applies to the bonding to is not sensitive.