If your teeth have imperfections and you want to repair them, the cost of some dental procedures can be daunting. Dental insurance plans usually don’t cover cosmetic procedures, so you could end up paying the entire bill. A good economical alternative for many people is dental bonding when they want to improve the appearance of their teeth.
Dental, or tooth, bonding involves using composite resin to improve how your teeth look. One of our dentists at Dental Care of Boca Raton can use this material to repair surface cracks, chips, close the gap between teeth, or mold it to teeth to hide discolorations.
Our dentist in Boca Raton will mix the material in our facility so that he or she can match it to the shade of your teeth. Applying the composite resin doesn’t require prepping your teeth and bonding your teeth doesn’t usually require sedation as it is a painless procedure.
After mixing the material, the dentist will lightly etch the surface of your teeth to roughen them, and then they apply a liquid to them that allows the material to stick to the surface of the teeth. They then mold the composite resin to the teeth to repair the imperfections on them.
Our dentists at Dental Care of Boca Raton can do bonding in about 30 minutes to an hour. After bonding your tooth, he or she will harden the material with a laser or ultraviolet light. In one visit, one of our dentists near you in Boca Raton can radically alter the appearance of a tooth to give you a great-looking smile.
The longevity of dental bonding depends on how well you take care of your teeth and oral habits. However, bonding can last from three to 10 years before you need to touch-up or replace the bonding material.
To prolong the life of a dental bonding procedure, our dentists at Dental Care of Boca Raton will advise you not to chew on hard objects like a pen or your nails, avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth, and quit using tobacco products. Our dentists in Boca Raton are the best at what they do, including giving you a beautiful smile with dental bonding.