Dental Bonding in Delray Beach, FL
Bonding may be a good solution for you if you have imperfections of the teeth due to fractures, decay, chips, or even stains. It is typically a less expensive option for patients who want to hide these minor imperfections in the teeth.
What is dental bonding?
Bonding is an alternative to dental veneers or crowns. Bonding uses tooth-colored material to hide cosmetic imperfections or structural flaws in the teeth, such as discoloration, chips or gaps. Your cosmetic dentist will artfully sculpt and shape the material to give you the natural look you desire.
What is the dental bonding process?
Your dentist will match the color and shade that most closely resembles your natural color of your teeth. From here, the dentist will use either a direct bonding technique, or adhesive bonding technique. Direct composite bonding is the technique used by your dentist that will utilize tooth-colored composites to repair imperfections in the tooth. These may include cavities, chips, cracks, gaps and other minor imperfections. Adhesive bonding refers to the attachment of a restoration to a tooth, normally used for crowns, veneers, bridges, and inlays/onlays.
How do I care for my bonded teeth?
A patient who receives this procedure will take care of them in the same way you would normally take care of your teeth. Maintain good oral hygiene habits and be sure to keep your dental appointments as scheduled. Speak to your doctor and hygienist about how often you need to come back for your hygiene appointments, but in between your visits, be sure to brush at least twice a day and floss daily as well.
If you have any questions or concerns about dental bonding or the bonding process, please call our Delray Beach dental office at 561-404-4078 or visit our contact page for further information. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your most beautiful, healthy smile to fit your lifestyle!