If you are self-conscious about your smile, you may feel uncomfortable smiling, laughing, or speaking around others, and this can negatively affect your self-esteem and confidence. But with dental bonding at Elite Dentistry, you can get the smile you deserve, and correct problems including chipped teeth, gapped teeth, teeth stains, and misshapen or uneven teeth, just to name a few. Learn more about bonding below, or by contacting us for an appointment with Dr.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can reshape and restore your teeth and correct a wide variety of aesthetic flaws with your smile. This procedure is similar to a filling in some ways, since both treatments use a flexible, tooth-colored “dental composite” to restore your tooth.
However, instead of being used to fill a cavity, dental bonding involves placing this composite directly on the outer surface of the tooth. The composite resin can be reshaped and sculpted to cover up stains, restore chipped teeth, enlarge fill in gaps between your teeth, and more.
Dental bonding is a great option for restoring your smile if you’re on a budget. Since it’s a simple, non-invasive procedure and does not require numbing or drilling of your teeth, it’s more affordable compared to treatments like veneers.
In addition, dental bonding offers significantly faster results compared to veneers. You can treat multiple teeth in just a single session at Elite Dentistry, while veneers usually take at least 2 appointments over a span of 2-3 weeks or longer.
To find out if dental bonding is right for you, just get in touch with Elite Dentistry for a consultation today. During your consultation with Dr. Ashy, you can learn more about the treatment, and discuss all of your options for cosmetic dentistry in Orlando.
What Do I Do If I Chip A Tooth?
First, you need to get in touch with Elite Dentistry right away to schedule a same-day emergency appointment. Even a minor tooth chip can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, and increase your risk of tooth decay and other complications.
Once you arrive at our office, Dr. Ashy will determine the depth and extent of your chip, and recommend the appropriate treatment for your situation. If the chip only involves the outer layer of tooth enamel, dental bonding or a dental veneer may be used to restore the tooth. But if the chip is deeper and more severe, a dental crown may be a better option.
Is Dental Bonding Permanent?
Dental bonding is not completely permanent, but it is a very long-lasting procedure. You can expect your bonded tooth to last between 5-7 years in most cases, and some patients will be able to maintain their new smile for 10 years or longer.
To make sure that both your natural and bonded teeth are in good shape, it’s important to schedule six-month preventive appointments at Elite Dentistry. During your consultation, Dr. Ashy will assess your oral health, and note any potential issues with your teeth or your bonding treatment.
If a bonded tooth does fail, crack, or become damaged, the good news is that replacing the bonding material is a fast and affordable process. Dr. Ashy can quickly remove the failed bonding, replace it, and restore your tooth.
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