At Dentistry of Miami, dental bonding with tooth-colored, composite resin is used to repair a number of cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding can be used to fill gaps between teeth, fix chipped teeth, and to cover stains on the tooth’s surface. At Dentistry of Miami, the dental bonding process is simple. First, resin is applied to the teeth in layers until the desired thickness to complete the repair is achieved. Once the resin is dried, Dr. Furshman and his team of experts buffs the bond to the ideal shape and texture so that it looks natural and undetectable.
An ultraviolet light is then used to harden the material. After the material is hardened, we will further trim and shape it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface. The overall process typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour to be completed.
In comparison to other dental procedures, dental bonding is the easiest to perform. Additionally, a majority of other dental options require customized tooth coverings to be sent out to a laboratory to be made. Dental bonding is created and fitted in-office and only takes one visit to be performed.
Dental bonding is a procedure that will last approximately three to five years with proper maintenance. It is a cost-effective alternative to permanent restorations like porcelain veneers and crowns, which will give you the beautiful results you want.
After the dental bonding procedure, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, such as flossing and brushing at least twice daily. However, it is important for patients to take into consideration the sensitivity of dental bonds, as they can chip easily; after undergoing a dental bonding procedure patients are advised to refrain from chewing on hard objects or foods, as they can easily crack the dental bonds.
Dental bonding is considered ideal for individuals looking for small cosmetic changes. Due to the limitations of bonding, it is best suited for temporary correction of cosmetic defects or for areas with low bite pressure. Dr. Furshman and his team of experts can evaluate your individual situation to help you determine if dental bonding is the right option for you.
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