Similar to dental veneers, dental bonding, or “composite resin bonding,” can alter the appearance of the smile in a positive way. Brandon, FL area patients who are interested in improving the look of their smile when imperfections exist may find that dental bonding is a more affordable and faster alternative than placing porcelain veneers. Dr. Trevor Williams and the team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry works directly with patients to ensure they have access to a solution that works best for their needs.
What is composite resin?
Composite resin dental bonding is a material that is colored just like the natural tooth enamel and is used in repairing imperfections. Many patients consider bonding front teeth when there are gaps present. Others might use cosmetic bonding to reshape a tooth or repair a tooth with a crack or chip. The material is biocompatible and looks completely natural when the process is complete.
What can I expect during my dental bonding appointment?
Once patients have discussed their options with Dr. Trevor Williams and are interested in moving forward with dental bonding, preparations can begin. The dentist removes a thin portion of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth and roughens it to help the resin adhere. Then, the composite resin material is placed on the tooth, shaped, and cured using a special curing light. The dentist files and polishes the cosmetic bonding to ensure a natural shine to complete the process. The entire process, from start to finish, is completed in a single appointment.
What are the benefits of composite resin bonding:
- Natural appearance
- Fast placement
- Simple to perform
Discuss your dental needs with the team of Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Considering cosmetic bonding? Take time to book a consultation visit with the team at Williams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (813) 560-0447 Dr. Trevor Williams and his staff are excited to work with new and current patients, in achieving their aesthetic goals. The office is conveniently located in Brandon, FL at 510 Vonderburg Drive, Suite #211 and can assist patients in and around the communities of Valrico, Lithia, Sun City Center, and Tampa, FL.
It is an in-office procedure that can repair a damaged, chipped, or cracked tooth. It involves the application of a composite resin to the surface of the tooth and on any cracks that need to be filled. This material then bonds to the tooth.
The dentist removes a little enamel from the front of the tooth and roughens it to help the resin adhere. The composite resin that matches the color of your teeth is placed on the tooth, shaped, and treated with a special curing light. The dentist files and polishes the bonding to give it a natural shine. All this may usually be completed in one appointment.
- Natural appearance
- Fast and simple placement procedure
It is not, but with proper oral care and hygiene that includes brushing teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and regular dental cleanings and checkups, tooth bonding can last even ten years.
There is no need to refrain from eating and drinking after dental bonding as the resin is completely cured during the procedure. However, there may be slight tooth sensitivity to heat and cold following teeth bonding.