Bonding Specialist

Cooper City Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Cooper City Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Cooper City, FL

Dental bondings are often a great way to repair minor dental issues so your teeth function better and are more aesthetically appealing. At Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida, patients benefit from the bonding skills and expertise of the team of 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. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online.

Bonding Q & A

What are dental bondings?

Dental bondings are 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. Bonding 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. Dental bonds are 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 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 of under an hour. 

How do I care for dental bondings?

Dental bondings 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 bondings. To keep bondings 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 bondings are right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

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