What Is Dental Bonding?

Man smiles after getting his teeth repaired with dental bonding at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, FL

If you have issues with spacing, discoloration, chips, or cracks, you may think you need extreme measures like a crown or braces. However, with the option of dental bonding, a dentist can improve the appearance of your smile in less time.

At Gentle Dentistry, your family dentist in Tampa, FL, you may be a good candidate for dental bonding if you have cosmetic issues with your teeth.

Purposes of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, sometimes referred to as teeth bonding, is a procedure that consists of a dentist applying a tooth-colored special dental composite to one or more of your teeth. This treatment can repair damage like cracks and chips, as well as discoloration, gaps, and small or oddly shaped teeth.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

The process will start with determining an ideal shape for your tooth. Ultimately, the design will be one that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. After all, one of the purposes of dental bonding is to fix noticeable flaws of your teeth, thus creating a more uniform smile.

The surface of your tooth will be slightly roughened with a specialized dental tool. This allows the bonding agents to adhere to your tooth. After the composite resin is placed on your tooth, the material will be hardened with a special light.

Generally, the entire process takes between 30 to 60 minutes. Our team will monitor you throughout the entire process to make sure you are comfortable. And when we are finished, we’ll make sure you are completely satisfied with your tooth’s appearance before you leave!

Dental Bonding in Tampa, FL

Dental bonding is an affordable and quick way to correct imperfections and improve the appearance of your smile. Contact our team at Gentle Dentistry to discuss if dental bonding is the right esthetic dental procedure for you!

We also invite you to explore our website to learn about the rest of our comprehensive dental services and our Dental Savings Plan.

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