Cosmetic Dental Bonding Tampa, FL

Dental bonding is a restorative or cosmetic procedure that can help correct teeth that are misshapen, cracked, chipped, or have gaps. Bonding is a quick, efficient, and affordable way to repair minor cosmetic issues so you can have an attractive, flawless smile.

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Why Choose Dental Bonding in Tampa?

Composite resin is used to restore teeth damaged by dental decay. Your Tampa dentist can also use this process to repair teeth that:

  • Are cracked
  • Have stubborn stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening
  • Are chipped or have minor fractures
  • Have gaps
  • Are misshapen
  • Are too small or short
  • Are crooked

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a fast, easy way to repair minor damage to the teeth, particularly the front teeth. It’s an ideal option for patients on a tight budget who can’t afford to improve their anterior teeth with porcelain veneers.

The best candidates have relatively healthy teeth, roots, and jawbone structure. Most of the enamel must be intact as well.

Who Is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding in Tampa?

Typically, dental bonding is utilized in cases where minor issues need to be repaired. Patients who need major restorative work are not good candidates, including those:

  • With deep dental decay
  • With significant fractures
  • Who have habits like biting their nails or using their teeth as tools
  • Who clench and grind their teeth at night (unless they commit to wearing a night guard to protect their dental work)
  • With deep cracks in the teeth
  • With advanced periodontal disease and loose teeth
  • Have sustained severe dental trauma

What Can You Expect at Your Dental Bonding Appointment?

Typically, patients don’t require anesthesia for this procedure. However, your dentist can administer a local anesthetic if you’re anxious about experiencing discomfort during the procedure.

Your Tampa dentist will begin by evaluating the shade of your natural teeth and choosing a composite resin to match. If necessary, they’ll mix multiple shades to get the perfect color. Additionally, some patients have teeth that are lighter toward the biting surface and darker toward the roots. If this is true of you, your dentist can match both shades and create a similar effect with the composite resin.

(Note: If you want to whiten your teeth, your dentist will recommend whitening treatment before composite bonding. If you wait until after your dental bonding, you might end up with mismatched shades.)

Then, your dentist will use a dental handpiece or acid etchant to roughen the tooth’s surface for better adhesion. A bonding agent is then painted onto the tooth to keep the resin material in place.

Once the adhesive bonding material is placed, your dentist will apply the composite resin to the tooth. Using dental instruments, they’ll shape and contour the material to repair damaged teeth, fill in gaps, and re-shape the teeth. Then, they’ll cure the resin with a UV light.

Finally, they’ll check your bite and adjust it, if necessary, followed by a polishing so that the composite bonding looks like healthy enamel.

How Long Does Dental Bonding in Tampa Last?

The longevity of your dental bonding depends partly on your dental hygiene. If you brush and floss daily – and stick to your regular professional dental cleanings – the bonding can last between three and 10 years.

It’s important to note that composite resin can stain, so you might want to limit your consumption of foods and beverages known for their staining properties, including:

  • Wine (red and white)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Sports drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Berries

Acidic foods can, over time, damage composite resin just as they can damage your natural teeth. Reduce your consumption of these foods, including citrus fruits and tomatoes.

Composite Bonding – The Affordable Way to
Restore Your Smile

If you’re unhappy with your smile, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on porcelain veneers. You can get similar results with dental bonding in Tampa for a fraction of the cost. Composite bonding is also the faster option, requiring just one dental visit. When you’re ready to try cosmetic dentistry, start with the most affordable, non-invasive option: Dental bonding from your Tampa dentist.

Are you interested in dental bonding in Tampa? Contact our team to schedule a consultation to learn more.

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