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Here at Tropic Dental, we provide professional tooth bonding services. The bonding process involves applying a composite resin onto the surface of teeth. This helps to repair teeth that are decayed or chipped, and it can also help to restore the tooth’s natural color. Within a single visit, bonding can be completed unlike processes such as veneers, which require laboratory manufacturing and customization to fit your teeth properly. The name is attributed to the procedure which leads to the bonding of the material to your teeth.
Uses of Tooth Bonding
Bonding is considered one of the most inexpensive and easiest cosmetic dental procedures which involve shaping and polishing the composite resin in a way that matches your surrounding teeth. The procedure is used for cosmetic purposes, which include improving the appearance of our chipped or discolored teeth, and can also be used to make the teeth look longer, to change their color or shape and to close the gap between your teeth.
You will not need any preparations for the bonding procedure while anesthesia will only be needed when using the process to fill your decayed teeth. The procedure will give you the confidence you need to continue flashing those white teeth. The procedure is cost effective as it is cheaper than most cosmetic procedures like veneers and crowns. You can go for tooth bonding if you need an effective solution to fix the imperfections or defections in your teeth to give you that smile you have always wanted.
The Bonding Process
On your visit to our office, our team of experts will attend to your every need. A shade guide will be used for selecting the composite resin color matching your tooth color. Once the color has been selected, the surface of your teeth will be slightly etched or abraded to make it a bit rough to enhance the bonding effect. A conditioning liquid will be used to lightly coat your tooth, which helps with the adherence of the bonding material.
A tooth-colored resin will then be applied by our experts, which is molded before smoothing it to the required shape. A laser or ultraviolet light will then be used that will cause the material to harden. The hardening of the bonding materials will allow our team of professionals to trim and shape the material. To give the tooth a natural sheen, the surface will then be polished.
The procedure will only last approximately 30 minutes to one hour, but you may have to schedule multiple visits if you want the service on more teeth. You will be advised to refrain from cigarette smoking, coffee, and other substances that potential stain the resin especially during the first 48 hours after the composite procedure. The procedure is also desirable if you are looking for a quick procedure since it does not require any downtime. It will allow you to carry on with your daily routine right after you have undergone the procedure.
For more information about bonding, call the experienced professionals here at Tropic Dental at (239) 244-1555 today! We can’t wait to hear from you and help in any way that we can.