A bonding is a composite resin that is used as an alternative to amalgams (silver fillings) and veneers. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients in Coral Gables and the surrounding Miami communities who do not want the look of silver in their mouths and do not want the expense of veneers.
Bonding can be used on teeth that are decayed, cracked or stained. As you can see from the before and after picture to the right, bonding is a great way to repair a damaged or chipped tooth and blend it to look like it is your natural tooth.
The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit to our Coral Gables office. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration of the tooth.
Although composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, their durability is not as strong as other types of restorations. These resins typically last from four to seven years before they begin to chip and wear away. When this happens, you will need to come into our office to have it replaced.
If you are considering dental bonding, contact us today at 305-444-7345 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.