Dental Bonding Near You
Dental bonding is a great way to repair minor dental issues so your teeth function better and are more aesthetically appealing. At Cooper City Family Dentistry, patients benefit from the bonding skills and expertise of our highly skilled dentists. If you have cracked or chipped teeth, or you want to improve the color of a tooth, bonding might be right for you.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding near you is a restorative dental procedure in which your dentist at Cooper City Family Dentistry applies a tooth-colored composite material to your teeth. The composite resin repairs a chipped or cracked tooth or improves the color of a tooth. Dental bonding near you is different from veneers in that your dentist can perform the treatment in a single dental visit.
Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective and easiest methods of restoring a tooth or several teeth so they become more aesthetically pleasing. It is often an ideal way to:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Brighten discolored teeth
- Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
- Change the shape of a tooth
- Protect a portion of the tooth, such as near the gumline
The dentists at Cooper City Family Dentistry apply dental bonding near you with little or no preparation, too, so it’s a relatively simple and easy treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia.
What happens during a dental bonding procedure?
During a dental bonding procedure, your dentist applies the resin to your tooth, sculpts it into the desired shape, and polishes it after it hardens. Before applying the composite material, the surface of the tooth has to harden so the bonding material better adheres. This isn’t painful, it just makes the outermost layer of enamel ready for the composite.
As with veneers, a special light is used to help the material harden so it’s permanently bonded to your tooth. Typically, they can complete the entire bonding treatment in just a single dental visit that is under an hour.
How do I care for bonded teeth?
Bonded teeth are more susceptible to staining and chipping than other types of restorative dentistry, such as veneers. However, brushing and flossing your teeth, and maintaining good oral hygiene help preserve the bonding. To keep your bonded teeth looking and functioning their best:
- Cut back on coffee, tea, red wine, and other dark-colored beverages
- Quit smoking
- Avoid biting your nails or chewing on ice or pens
- Don’t use your teeth to open packages
To find out if dental bonding in Cooper City, FL 33330 is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.