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What is dental bonding and do I need it?

Cosmetic procedures don’t have to be time consuming or expensive. In fact, one of the more popular cosmetic treatments available at Gonzalez Dental Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida is that of dental bonding. 

What is dental bonding? 

Dr. Gonzalez and her associates describe dental bonding as a composite resin material that mimics the appearance of natural tooth structure when placed, cured, and polished. This allows the material to be used to repair imperfections of the smile. Some of the ways in which composite resin is used in the smile is to address: 

  •         Permanently stained teeth
  •         Gaps between the teeth
  •         Chipped/cracked teeth
  •         Misaligned teeth
  •         Unusually short teeth
  •         Teeth with cosmetic imperfections

What can I expect during the placement of dental bonding? 

The process of placing dental bonding is done in a single appointment. The tooth being treated is prepared with the removal of a thin portion of enamel to also roughen up the surface and allow the material to attach. The composite resin is placed in the area, shaped, and then cured to harden using a special light device. Then, the dentist will file and polish the composite resin so it matches with the patient’s natural tooth and disguising the issue at hand. 

How do I care for my dental bonding? 

Composite resin bonding is a durable material that can last several years with proper care. Patients are advised to take great care in brushing and flossing around the area of composite to reduce staining. With proper care, most patients will have their bonding in place for five years or longer, though staining and loosening can occur and requires replacement to maintain the results. 

Call Gonzalez Dental Care today 

Dr. Gonzalez and her associates at Gonzalez Dental Care in Pembroke Pines, FL are available to assist new and returning patients with a range of dentistry solutions. If you have imperfections in your smile that you would like to quickly address with dental bonding, call (954) 432-4800 to schedule a consultation. We are available for a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative procedures at our office, conveniently located at 9818 Pines Boulevard.