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How dental bonding is used in today’s dental practices

Dental bonding is a unique cosmetic procedure that is used by the dentists at Gonzalez Dental Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida to repair or reshape one or more teeth in the smile. This bonding material is made of composite resin, which is made to match the appearance of the patient’s natural tooth enamel. When applied and polished by a professional, this material is difficult to discern from the patient’s natural teeth.

How does dental bonding work?

Composite resin bonding starts with preparations to the natural tooth. Patients using the bonding material to cover imperfections such as permanent staining on the teeth will have the front of their tooth filed down prior to the placement of a custom-made veneer. Others who are seeking solutions to gapped or misshapen teeth will be prepared in a similar manner. Then, the bonding material is applied to the tooth, shaped in place, and a special curing light is used to harden the composite resin and achieve a natural-looking repair.

What can composite resin be used for?

There are many reasons why a patient may speak to Dr. Gonzalez and her associates about composite resin, or “dental bonding.” This material can be used to:

  • Lengthen unusually short teeth
  • Fix a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Restore permanently stained and discolored teeth
  • Fix teeth with cavities
  • Protect tooth roots exposed due to receding gum tissue
  • Close gaps and spaces between teeth

How long does dental bonding last?

While dental bonding is affordable and can be done in one appointment, it will not provide permanent results. This material is still susceptible to staining and therefore may need to be replaced in a timely manner, typically every few years. However, patients who want a longer-lasting alternative may want to ask their dentist about solutions such as porcelain veneers, which are stronger and stain-resistant. These restorations will often last a decade or longer, but are costlier than resin materials.

Request a visit at Gonzalez Dental Care today!

Pembroke Pines, FL area patients ready to achieve a more attractive smile with composite resin bonding are encouraged to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Gonzalez and her associates. Call (954) 406-5342 and get started learning about this and other aesthetic solutions for a more beautiful smile!