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 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.
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 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.
How Long Will My Dental 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.
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.