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Dental Bonding in Tampa, FL

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental Bonding is the use of white (tooth-colored) composite filling material for filling, repairing, or making aesthetic improvements to a tooth. The procedure is technique-sensitive, which means the systems in the procedure have to be performed precisely and without error. Filling material can be used to cover a small area or even the entire surface of a tooth.

What To Consider With Dental Bonding

We will discuss the pros and cons of using tooth bonding for your specific situation. We will discuss all the options for fixing, filling, or improving your tooth (teeth) so that you have all the information you need to decide which dental restoration is best for you. At Gentle Dentistry, we understand the precision required to achieve top success using tooth-colored fillings.

What Are Composite Fillings?

White or tooth-colored fillings have been a preferred method of filling teeth for decades. Composite fillings may be changing the landscape for those people who revel in the number of cavities they’ve acquired over the years. Why?

A composite filling is made from tooth-colored material, so it blends in with your natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about fillings being made of unsightly silver or gold anymore. Unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, they don’t contain metals like mercury. Instead, they’re made of reinforced resin.

Limitations to Tooth Bonding

Limitations of the bonding material exist when the cavity or old filling is too large (over half the tooth), if the tooth to be restored has cracks or fractures, or if there are heavy chewing forces on the tooth to be restored. Sometimes, a porcelain restoration (like a crown) is a better option than dental bonding. If you decide to get a composite filling, they do not last as long as porcelain restorations like crowns. You can expect to get five to seven years before repair or replacement is indicated. If the filling was already a large one, upon replacement, it would probably need a porcelain restoration.

Why See Dr. Tong or Dr. Rasmussen For Your Dental Bonding Procedure?

Dr. Tong and Dr. Rasmussen are skilled perfectionists with all procedures. They address all the fine details to ensure success. We pride ourselves on staying up to date on leading-edge technology and materials while utilizing the latest advancements, including the best bonding principles.

Contact us today at (813) 734-7102 to schedule an appointment

Dr. Loc Tong, D.D.S.

Dr. Tong

Angela Rasmussen, D.D.S.

Dr. Rasmussen

Dr. Loc Tong and Dr. Angela Rasmussen are the two experienced dentists at Gentle Dentistry, serving the communities of Tampa, FL.

Loc Tong, DDS, the practice owner, obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University, his Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC.

Dr. Tong is proficient in all facets of general dentistry and is particularly interested in implant and cosmetic dentistry. He is an active member of professional organizations, like the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Florida Dental Association. He is committed to serving underserved communities globally.

Angela Rasmussen, DDS, is an alumnus of Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY, and State University of New York, Buffalo. She completed a General Practice Residency and was Chief Resident at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Rasmussen is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AGD, Academy of Osseointegration, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, and Hillsborough County Dental Association. She is dedicated to continuous education and has received many industry honors.
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