Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. During dental bonding, a white filling is placed onto your tooth to improve its appearance. The filling “bonds” with your teeth, and because it comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, it closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Many patients prefer bonded fillings because the white color is much less noticeable than the silver amalgam fillings. Bonding fillings can be used on the front and back teeth depending on the location and extent of tooth decay.

Bonding is less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and usually can be completed in one visit to our office. However, bonding can stain and is easier to break than other cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers. If it does break or chip, tell your doctor. The bonding generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit.

Dental Bonding FAQs

What occurs during the dental bonding procedure?

During the dental bonding procedure, your dentist applies a tooth-colored resin material to the affected teeth to change their shape, size, or color.

What types of dental conditions can bonding address?

Dental bonding can help various dental conditions such as:

✓ Abnormally sized teeth

✓ Discolored teeth

✓ Exposed tooth roots caused by receding gums

✓ Minor cracks or chips

✓ Misshapen teeth

✓ Small gaps in teeth

What kind of care is required following dental bonding?

No special care after dental bonding is needed. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices: brushing your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Will dental bonding match my teeth?

Yes, we will match the new, brighter color of your teeth with the dental bonding material.

Are there any potential problems with dental bonding?

Dental bonding does not pose any risks to your oral health. If you have healthy teeth and gums, then it is perfectly safe.

ow soon can I eat or drink?

The resin cures completely during the dental bonding process, so you won’t have to wait after your appointment to eat or drink.

How much does dental bonding cost?

Visit our Website or call us at (727) 245-0027 for dental bonding cost inquiries.

Is dental bonding similar to veneers?

Both veneers and bonding are made to blend in with the color of your surrounding teeth. Veneers are stain-resistant unlike the bonding resin which may darken over time.

Does dental bonding require multiple visits to the dentist?

Dental bonding can be completed in just one dental clinic visit at Andrew J. Holloman, DDS & Associates!

Does teeth bonding hurt?

No, dental bonding does not involve any pain since the area of the tooth that your dentist applies to the bonding to is not sensitive.