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Everything You Need To Know About Tooth Bonding

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.

What Can Tooth Bonding Fix?

Tooth bonding can be the perfect solution for the cosmetic or restorative needs of a pediatric dental patient. Dr. Miller can address a range of dental concerns with tooth bonding and stabilize a young patient’s oral health for many years. Common reasons for recommending tooth bonding can include:

  • Chipped or damaged tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Gaps between permanent teeth in a teen
  • Cosmetic concerns in adolescents and teens

Using a tooth-colored composite resin, Dr. Miller can address your child’s needs during one visit with a tooth bonding procedure. Tooth bonding is typically painless, and most young patients can tolerate the procedure with a local anesthetic to numb the treated area. We will explain all aspects of the tooth bonding procedure before we begin to minimize any anxiety.

Does Tooth Bonding Take Long To Complete?

The tooth bonding procedure is much like a dental filling and will be completed by Dr. Miller in one visit.

The tooth (or teeth) to be treated will be prepared by gently etching the surface so that the bonding material can adhere securely and remain stable. Dr. Miller will then sculpt the composite resin into the desired shape to create a natural appearance and a comfortable bite.

Is Tooth Bonding Permanent?

Once complete, the material is sealed and polished to blend with your child’s natural smile. We will monitor the condition of the bonding material during routine visits to ensure there is no damage and the treated tooth is stable. Bonding can last for 10 or more years, maintained by good oral hygiene and dental care.

What Are The Advantages of Tooth Bonding?

Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.

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Our office provides dental care for infants, children, and teens. Dr. Miller also works with special needs patients under the age of 18 and provides experienced dental care to meet their needs in a compassionate manner. Call Pediatric Dentistry of Winter Park to find out more about the opening of our office and how to become a part of our growing dental family: 888-260-7819.