Dental Bonding in Winter Garden, FL
Bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged. The most common form of dental bonding we perform at Titus Dental is your standard filling that needs to be bonded to the tooth.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. The main advantage of bonding is it can all be done in one visit, and there is no lab involved like what we do with veneers or crowns.
The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since it is a plastic resin, it will not be as strong and possibly as long-lasting as a veneer or a crown.
Dental Bonding FAQs
If you’re like most people, you may not know much about dental bonding. Here are some of the most common questions our patients ask us about this type of treatment.
How much does dental bonding cost?
The cost of dental bonding will vary depending on the dentist, the location, and the type of bonding material used. However, it is generally a relatively affordable procedure.
Can dental bonding be used to fix cavities?
No, dental bonding is not a treatment for cavities. It can be used to cover up small cavities or to repair chips or cracks in the teeth, but it is not a replacement for fillings.
Can dental bonding be used to straighten teeth?
No, dental bonding is not a treatment for crooked teeth. It can be used to cover up small areas of misalignment, but it will not fix a major problem with the alignment of teeth.
Can dental bonding be used to whiten teeth?
No, dental bonding is not a treatment for stained or discolored teeth. It can be used to cover up small areas of tooth decay, but it will not make teeth whiter.
Is dental bonding permanent?
No, dental bonding is not a permanent treatment. The bonding material will eventually wear away and the teeth will need to be repaired or replaced.
Is dental bonding safe?
Yes, dental bonding is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified dentist. However, like any other type of dental treatment, there is always a risk of complications. Make sure to discuss any concerns you have with your dentist before undergoing the procedure.
Bonding is a great alternative since it can be done in one visit, and it is less expensive than veneers or crowns.
Repairs chipped or cracked teeth, fills in gaps between teeth, and gives teeth a uniform appearance.