Tooth Bonding Procedures To Repair and Strengthen
Do you have noticeably chipped, fractured, or discolored teeth? Tooth bonding is a process (often completed in a single visit) in which a dentist attaches improvement materials, such as porcelain or composite resins, directly onto your tooth. Tooth bonding procedures offered at BayView Dental’s Sarasota-Bradenton, Venice and St. Petersburg offices make it easier to replicate your smile’s natural structure, appearance, and functionality accurately. When it comes to cosmetic dental procedures, tooth bonding is usually among the most affordable options, allowing you to improve your smile for less than you might expect. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more, and expect something to smile about!
How the Tooth Bonding Process Generally Works
If you think tooth bonding may be a viable option for you, the first step is schedule a consultation with one of our Sarasota-Bradenton, Venice and St. Petersburg dentists. Using a shade guide, we’ll help you select the right shade of resin that will most closely match the color of your natural teeth. Once the color has been chosen, we’ll prepare your tooth by slightly etching its surface. This allows the bonding material to adhere more easily.
We’ll then mold the resin into the right shape for your tooth and harden it using an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the bonding material has adequately hardened, we may need to reshape it slightly before polishing it until it matches the rest of your tooth’s shine.
We’ll then mold the resin into the right shape for your tooth and harden it using an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the bonding material has adequately hardened, we may need to reshape it slightly before polishing it until it matches the rest of your tooth’s shine. Be advised that if you’re having more than one tooth bonded, you may require additional visits.
With Proper Care, Tooth Bonding Can Last Many Years
Bonded teeth receive the protection they need to last a very long time! In order to maximize the durability of bonding, daily brushing and flossing is a must. You’ll also have to avoid eating hard candy, ice, and anything else hard enough to crack your new bonding material. If you have a teeth-grinding habit at night, we recommend getting fitted for a mouthguard to wear while you sleep.
It’s also recommended that you refrain from chewing your fingernails and from using coffee, tea, and tobacco products for at least the first few days after a bonding procedure to avoid staining the new bonding material. To learn more about tooth bonding in our Sarasota-Bradenton, Venice and St. Petersburg offices, please contact BayView Dental today!