Bonds Specialist

Horizon Dental Care

General Dentists located in Miramar, FL; Pembroke Pines, FL & Sunrise, FL

If minor cosmetic imperfections in your teeth, like chips, stains, or gaps are holding you back from loving your smile, you should consider getting dental bonds with the experts at Horizon Dental. With a team of exceptional cosmetic and general dentists, Horizon Dental can use high-quality dental bonding to treat your cosmetic imperfections and give you a smile that you’ll feel great sharing. To learn more, schedule a visit to one of their three offices, conveniently located in Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and Sunrise, Florida. You can book your appointment by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.

Bonds Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure that allows your dentist to improve minor cosmetic imperfections in your teeth by painting a thin layer of tooth-colored composite over your enamel. The process is called “bonding” because the composite permanently bonds to your teeth.

What conditions can dental bonding correct?

Dental bonding has a wide range of uses. With bonding, your dentist can: 

  • Fill in small gaps between your teeth
  • Change the shape or size of your teeth
  • Restore teeth that are chipped, cracked, decayed, or discolored

Bonding also has many non-cosmetic functions. It’s frequently used to treat cavities, and can also be applied to protect tooth roots that are exposed after gum recession. 

Why should I get bonding?

Bonding is an incredibly cost-effective treatment that offers noticeable results instantly. It’s also an excellent option for patients who want a noninvasive method for improving their teeth. Unless being used to treat tooth decay, bonding doesn’t require the removal of any enamel from your teeth, unlike crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Bonding does have a few disadvantages, though. Compared to other restoration options, bonding is less stain-resistant, doesn’t last as long, and is more prone to chipping. Because of this, bonding should be reserved for teeth that are in low areas of bite pressure, like in the front of your mouth.

What happens during dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a relatively simple procedure that your dentist can complete in a single hour-long office visit. It doesn’t require any anesthesia, unless you’re getting a cavity filled.

Your dentist uses a shade guide to pick a color for your bonding material to best match the rest of your smile. Next, your provider etches the surface of your tooth to make it more absorbent, which helps the bonding material stick better. 

With your tooth prepared, your dentist applies a putty-like resin and shapes it to blend in with the rest of your smile. Once your bonding is properly shaped, your dentist shines an ultraviolet light on it, which initiates a chemical reaction to harden the bonding material.

Because the procedure is so noninvasive, you can resume your normal activities as soon as you leave the office without any recovery or downtime. 

Give your smile a boost today by scheduling a dental bonding consultation with Horizon Dental. You can book your appointment by calling the office or scheduling a visit online