Teeth Bonding Sarasota, FL

Do you have a chipped front tooth? Are one or multiple stained teeth impacting the overall look of your smile? Improve the appearance and comfort of your smile with teeth bonding. Dental bonding can address tooth damage, discoloration, and even gaps. It is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that is quick and easy, to help disguise and correct any staining, misalignment, or gaps you may have.

Dr. Benson offers teeth bonding treatment as a cosmetic dental care treatment in our Sarasota, FL, dental office. With dental bonding treatment, we can help patients address damage or a range of cosmetic concerns impacting the health and appearance of their smile. Teeth bonding not only helps to improve the appearance of your smile, it can also help to improve function. 

Dental Bonding in Sarasota, Florida

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is an easy yet effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of your teeth. It is simply a tooth-colored composite resin that your dentist applies to the tooth’s surface. This material is malleable, and your dentist can effortlessly sculpt it into the proper shape. It is versatile and able to address various cosmetic issues. Dr. Benson can correct your dental problems and enhance your smile in a single office visit. It is a popular cosmetic procedure for people who do not want a permanent solution or a more complex dental procedure.

Teeth Bonding in Sarasota, FL

Before dental bonding treatment, our team ensures that patients are in good oral health. Once we ensure that patients are healthy and have enough dental structure for bonding, we begin treatment. In general, the process of tooth bonding is very quick. The average time it takes to bond a single tooth, start to finish is between 30-60 minutes. 

Dental bonding is a quick and comfortable procedure that requires minimal preparation. Dental bonding does not require sedation or lengthy treatment times, so patients can easily drive to and from their appointment. We can complete bonding and restore function and aesthetics to your smile in one quick visit to our office. 

We begin by color-matching the natural enamel to the bonding material. This ensures that your bond matches and blends in with the rest of your smile. Then, we applied a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth. We sculpt and mold the material to create a natural tooth shape.

Finally, once the bonded tooth or teeth are in the correct shape and color, we cure and harden the material. Patients leave our office with an enhanced smile, that they are confident in. 

Post-Treatment: Dental Bonding

Patients are able to eat and drink following treatment. However, after treatment, we recommend that patients avoid foods and drinks that commonly stain teeth, like wine, coffee, berries, and tea. We also recommend that patients avoid smoking after bonding treatment, as this could cause tooth discoloration, which may result in your bond no longer match the color of your natural tooth enamel. Bonding is stain resistant, however, patients’ natural teeth are not. If your natural teeth become stained after bonding has been placed, the bond will no longer match your natural tooth enamel. 

After bonding patients can also continue to brush and floss their teeth, including their newly bonded teeth, using a soft-bristled toothbrush. We also recommend that patients avoid toothpaste that contains abrasive materials that can scratch and damage their bonded teeth.

Unlike similar treatments like veneers, dental bonding is easily reversible. Patients with crooked teeth, tooth gaps, damage, and even receded gums benefit from tooth bonding treatment. It does not cause any damage to your teeth and can be easily removed if needed. Some patients choose to use bonding until they get a permanent restoration to correct their smile. 

It is normal to experience mild sensitivity after your bond has been placed. This should only last a few days. If sensitivity or discomfort lasts for a prolonged period of time, do not hesitate to contact our office. Our professionals can examine your bond to ensure that it fits properly and help to make it stop causing discomfort. 

Teeth Bonding FAQs

When considering dental bonding, our patients often have many questions about the procedure, its effectiveness, and its durability. Let’s address some of the most common inquiries:

How long will teeth bonding results last?

The longevity of your dental bonding results will vary based on several factors. Your oral health habits, maintenance, and the extent of the bonding will all factor into how long your bonding lasts. On average, tooth bonding can last between 4 to 8 years. However, with proper care, you can enjoy results for up to 10 years or more. To accomplish this, avoid habits like biting on hard objects, maintain good oral hygiene, and attend your regular dental check-ups. Your bonded teeth may require touch-ups or replacement over time. If you are having issues, please contact us and Dr. Benson will assist you.

Am I a candidate for teeth bonding?

Dental bonding may be a good treatment for minor cosmetic dental concerns. It can fix dental problems such as chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth. It can also close small gaps between teeth or change the shape of a tooth. However, if you have extensive tooth damage or decay, you will need a more permanent dental solution. Dr. Benson will assess your teeth and oral health before considering you for teeth bonding.

How do I care for my teeth after dental bonding?

Caring for teeth after bonding treatment is similar to caring for natural teeth. It is vital to brush and floss on a regular basis and visit Dr. Benson for routine dental checkups. These basic habits will keep the bonding material looking nice and your teeth functioning properly.

Additionally, you should avoid nail-biting, chewing on any hard object or food, or using your teeth as a tool. This will help prevent chipping the bonding material. Also, avoid consuming stain-causing substances such as coffee, red wine, or tea, as well as avoid smoking. These added steps will avoid staining the bonded teeth.

Can teeth bonding fix crooked teeth?

Dental bonding can make teeth appear straighter by changing their shape. However, it is not an alternative to orthodontic treatment. If you have significant issues, we suggest you get braces or clear aligner therapy.

Can dental bonding close gaps between teeth?

Dr. Benson can effectively use teeth bonding to close small gaps between teeth. By applying resin to the sides of the teeth, he can make them appear closer together, helping your smile look more consistent and aesthetic.

Does teeth bonding require anesthesia?

No, the dental bonding process does not require anesthesia when used for cosmetic purposes. In some cases, however, Dr. Benson may choose to use composite resin to address tooth decay. In this case, he will use anesthesia to ensure comfort.

Will my dental insurance cover teeth bonding?

Many dental insurance policies cover dental bonding, mainly if you need it for restorative reasons or to treat a cavity. Insurers will not cover it if the treatment is solely cosmetic. However, it is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments. We will discuss the payment choices ahead of your treatment.

What are the alternatives to teeth bonding?

We have a few options to consider if you are looking for an alternative to dental bonding. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and teeth whitening are treatments we offer to address similar issues that bonding addresses. Teeth veneers and crowns are more durable and can address more severe problems. Teeth whitening can address yellow, stained, or discolored teeth. Dr. Benson can advise you on the best option for your needs.

Can my child get teeth bonding?

Tooth bonding can be a great treatment option for children and teenagers with minor tooth damage or cosmetic issues. The process is non-invasive, and the preparation is minimal, making it ideal for younger individuals. However, as your child ages and their teeth expand, they will need touch-ups or replacements.

Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Bonding in Sarasota, FL

Do you want a straighter and brighter smile? Are one or more teeth impacting the look of your teeth? Address your cosmetic goals with dental bonding. Call us at 941-270-9755 or request a dental appointment with our team on our website. If you have any current dental concerns, please let us know, and we will gladly assist you.