Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding in Wildwood, Florida 

If you have a slightly damaged or discolored tooth, dental bonding can help fix its appearance and function. This budget-friendly cosmetic dental treatment is available at A Touch of Art Dental Studio in Wildwood, Florida, where the entire staff genuinely cares about you and your smile. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of dental bonding, how it is done, and whether it is a good option for you.


What is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding, also known as enamel bonding or dental bonding, is a simple cosmetic dental procedure that applies composite resin to the surface of a tooth to repair it. Tooth bonding is used for a variety of reasons, including:

  •     Repair chipped teeth
  •     Fix cracks in teeth
  •     Cover up discolored teeth
  •     Alter the shape of teeth
  •     Fill in gaps between widely-spaced teeth

The composite resin that is used in tooth bonding is also what dentists use to fill cavities.

Dental Bonding Process

The dental bonding process is fairly easy, and usually only requires one appointment lasting between half an hour to an hour. You can expect the following steps when you come in for cosmetic dental bonding:

  •     Your tooth is cleaned and dried.
  •     The surface of the tooth is roughened to make it easier for the bonding material to stick.
  •     The tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth. It feels like putty, and the dentist will mold and smooth it into the desired shape.
  •     A special blue light will then be directed at the tooth to harden and cure the resin.
  •     After it is hardened, the dentist will make finishing touches to make it look like a natural tooth.

Before the procedure, the dentist will choose the correct shade of composite bonding resin, so it matches the color of your teeth. We believe it is important to achieve a natural look, so you don’t have to worry about mismatched teeth.

How Long Does Composite Bonding Last?

Normally, the composite bonding will last up to 10 years. If you have good oral habits and do not bite down on hard objects, the bonding materials will have a better chance of lasting longer. If chipping does occur, it is fairly simple to replace or repair. 

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Caring for Your Dental Bonding

Take care of your dental bonding as you would your natural teeth. Brush and floss all of your teeth regularly, and keep going to the dentist for regular checkups.

Avoid chipping off your dental bonding by not chewing on hard foods, including ice and hard candies. Also avoid chewing on hard non-food objects, such as fingernails and pens.

 If the dental bonding does chip, or if you feel sharp edges, give us a call, and we’ll schedule an appointment to fix it.

How Much Does Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Cost?

The cost of dental bonding will vary, depending on the situation and how much composite resin is needed. It may cost in the $300-$600 range. Usually, using bonding for cosmetic purposes is quite a bit less expensive than other dental cosmetic treatments, such as veneers and crowns. If the bonding is done for restorative or functional reasons, it’s possible your dental insurance plan will cover part of the cost. Feel free to contact our Wildwood office to ask specific pricing questions.

Choose A Touch of Art Dental Studio for Your Dental Veneer Needs

When it comes to improving the appearance of your teeth, you want a dentist you can trust. Dr. Davis at A Touch of Art is passionate about making a positive difference in her patients’ lives through high-quality dental care. She focuses on the aesthetics of dentistry, which means she loves making smiles look amazing! Come to our dental office in Wildwood, Florida to learn more about porcelain veneers. We’ll make you feel at home, so you can relax and enjoy the experience of creating a more beautiful smile. 

Please contact us to schedule a consultation.