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Dental Bonding

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If you want to get rid of minor imperfections in your smile but aren’t committed to the veneers procedure, our Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL, dentists can recommend dental bonding instead. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to repair and restore small chips, cracks, or gaps. Teeth that are irregularly shaped are eligible for bonding too.

Here’s what you should know about the dental bonding process.

Who Qualifies for Dental Bonding

Any teen or adult patient who is tired of seeing a minorly damaged tooth when they look in the mirror is qualified for the dental bonding procedure. Should anything else be wrong with the tooth in question, like tooth decay, we will have to address that first before proceeding.

Otherwise, teeth that are gapped, chipped, cracked, or misshapen can be improved with dental bonding. Our dentists will use a shade guide to accurately match the composite resin to your natural enamel color. That way, people you meet will not be able to tell that you’ve had a tooth (or multiple) repaired.

The Preparation & Procedure

Fortunately, neither the preparation needed nor the actual bonding procedure cause any discomfort. No anesthesia or numbing is required since the areas being treated are not close to the nerve inside your tooth that is sensitive to pain.

Our dentists will make sure your tooth is ready by roughening the surface and applying a conditioning liquid. Both actions help the resin material stick to your tooth properly. Next, once the tooth is prepped, we’ll put on the putty-like resin and mold it to the desired shape.

A special curing light is then used to harden and “bond” the material to your tooth’s surface. Lastly, our dentists will adjust any aspects that need fine-tuning and polish the tooth. You can expect for everything to take about 30-60 minutes per tooth.

Smooth Out Smile Issues

Our cosmetic dentists serving Plantation and Greater Fort Lauderdale, FL, would be happy to speak with you about dental bonding if you’re interested. Call Barr Dental Group today at (954) 327-7400 to request an appointment.