Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Naples, FL
Reshape Your Smile, Rejuvenate Your Look
Cosmetic dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to repair a chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth. This treatment is among the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures we provide. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to perfectly match the surrounding teeth. Most often, bonding is used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth. It can also be used to close spaces between teeth, make them look longer, or change their shape or color. Best of all, the treatment only takes a single visit to complete! Read on or give us a call to learn more about cosmetic dental bonding in Naples!
Why Choose Island Coast Dentistry for Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
- Complete Treatment In A Single Appointment
- Affordable Solution For Multiple Imperfections
- Color-Matched To Your Existing Teeth Exactly
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses tooth-colored composite resin to cover up minor dental flaws in your smile. After selecting the desired color, our team will thoroughly sculpt it over your affected teeth to create the ideal shape and size. Once we’ve formed your pearly whites to fit your smile goals, we’ll harden the material with a special curing light to complete the treatment. That’s it! Afterward, you’ll be able to leave your appointment and show off your brand-new smile for many years to come.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Bonding?
While this will depend on what you and our dental team decide, most people who are unhappy with the way their smile looks are likely good candidates for the procedure. Here are some of the common imperfections cosmetic dental bonding can address:
- Chipped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Misshapen teeth
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The Dental Bonding Process
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Skupny so you can discuss your treatment goals. He will use a shade guide to select the composite resin color that best matches your smile.
Once he has chosen the color, he will slightly etch the surface of the tooth to roughen it. The tooth will then be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid, which helps the bonding material adhere.
When the tooth is prepared, Dr. Skupny will apply the tooth-colored, putty-like resin. The resin is molded and smoothed out until it’s the proper shape. Then, the material is hardened with an ultraviolet light or laser.
After the bonding material hardens, Dr. Skupny will further trim, shape, and polish the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
This procedure usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. If you’re having more than one tooth done, you may need to schedule more time or additional visits.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
If you choose to improve your pearly whites with dental bonding, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:
- Quick and easy results
- No extensive procedure
- Preserve your natural teeth
- Completely personalized treatment
- Address multiple minor dental flaws
- Can last several years with proper care