Brandon, FL Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding 101

Dentist bonding a patients teethFixing a chipped tooth, cracked tooth, a cavity, or a gap in your teeth is fast, easy and affordable with dental bonding. Dental bonding in Brandon, FL is the application of a natural-looking, tooth-colored resin that is applied using adhesives. The procedure is called “dental bonding” as the resin is physically bonded with the tooth.

Dental bonding can also be used to improve the appearance of slightly discolored teeth and to change the shape of teeth, but it is typically recommended only for small cosmetic changes. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, dental bonding can be performed with little to no advance preparation. Dental bonding is also convenient and durable, taking just 30-60 minutes per tooth and lasting from 3-10 years.

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Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Brandon, FL

Cosmetic dental bonding is a versatile and affordable way to improve the appearance of chipped teeth, stained teeth and gapped teeth. As one of the most conservative cosmetic dentistry treatments around, cosmetic dental bonding requires little to no prepping and preserves most of the natural tooth structure. And it's fast, too! Dental bonding usually takes just one visit to complete.

Two Types of Dental Bonding:

  1. Direct Composite Bonding - this is typically used for “spot-specific” treatment to touch up a tooth that has minor imperfections. Dentists use tooth-colored composites to repair chips, cracks, to narrow gaps between a patient’s teeth, or build up worn down teeth. Composite bonding looks real that it can be used on the most visibly prominent teeth in your smile.
  2. Adhesive Bonding - compared to direct composite bonding, adhesive bonding attaches a restoration to a tooth with adhesive bonding. Adhesive bonding differs from direct composite bonding in that it replaces the entire area of the imperfection, instead of focusing on touch-ups to blemished spots. This form of dental bonding is typically used for esthetic crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and inlays / onlays.