Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Maybe you have a stained tooth that won’t react to whitening treatment. Dental bonding can cover one or more teeth to create an even and bright smile. Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can fix one or more discolored or damaged teeth.
Dr. Rebecca Benedict provides dental bonding treatment to her patients in Tampa, FL. A tooth bonding treatment can create brighter, more uniform teeth. Bonding provides natural-looking results with quick and efficient treatment.
Dental Bonding Treatment in Tampa, FL
Before bonding treatment, we always ensure that patients are in good oral health. We will address any outstanding dental problems before cosmetic treatment. Bonding is a non-permanent solution for patients who have smaller dental problems and do not want to commit to veneers.
Tooth bonding can take just one office visit. First, we color-match your teeth using a guide to ensure the bonding material is the correct shade. Then, we prepare the tooth for the bonding material to ensure that the material properly adheres to the teeth.
We shape and mold the bonding material to the tooth and sculpt it into the correct shape. Then, we harden the bonding material with a curing light and polish the tooth for a natural sheen.
How to Care For Bonded Teeth
There are several tips you can follow to ensure that your bonding treatment lasts:
- Avoid tea, coffee, and tobacco products to prevent staining
- Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Avoid hard or crunchy foods
- Do not brush with abrasive toothpaste
- Continue to visit the dentist twice a year
Caring for your bonded teeth helps ensure that the bonding material and your natural teeth stay bright and healthy. Bacteria can still build on bonded teeth, just like natural tooth enamel. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis can prevent problems like gum disease and tooth decay.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Are you looking for an efficient way to treat a broken or discolored tooth? Do you want an alternative to veneers that won’t permanently change your tooth? Contact Dr. Benedict for treatment today at 813-733-6981. You can also request your next dental visit on our website.