Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding at Your Family Dental in Merritt Island is your professional solution for cosmetic dentistry. When you want the best, brightest smile around, we deliver. A simple and effective way to get that smile is through dental bonding. Dental bonding is ideal for the following situations:

  • Repairing cracked or chipped teeth
  • Covering stained, discolored teeth
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Lengthening small teeth
  • Altering the shape of teeth
  • Protecting exposed tooth roots
  • Filling cavities

Bonding is easy and painless. You get great looking teeth with no fuss and no hassle. The procedure is as follows:

Preparation. Numbing isn’t necessary except for filling a tooth. Otherwise, there’s no prep necessary.

The bonding processes. Your dentist will lightly abrade the surface of the tooth, A special prep liquid coats the tooth, which helps the bonding resin stick tightly to the tooth. Your dentist at Your Family Dental in Merritt Island then applies the resin putty to your teeth, molding it and smoothing it to fit the look you want. The resin is tooth colored and blends into your natural tooth shade perfectly. A bright blue light is used to harden and cure the bonding material. It’s common for bonding to take a half-hour to an hour for each tooth.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Simplicity. Dental bonding is the least expensive and easiest of all cosmetic procedures in dentistry. It can be done in one visit for one tooth. There’s no need for anesthesia unless bonding is being used as a filling for a cavity.

Ease of care. Bonded teeth require no special oral hygiene other than good regular hygiene. Floss daily, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and maintain your regular dental appointments. Touch ups are required usually after three to ten years. Habits, like chewing ice or biting your nails, will reduce the lifespan of bonding significantly.

Expense. Bonding is much less expensive than other cosmetic dental solutions, ranging from 100 dollars to 400 dollars per tooth. It’s important to check with your insurance carrier, as some insurance companies cover bonding and others consider it a purely elective procedure.

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