Dental Bonding & Reshaping

Dental Bonding & Reshaping Coral Gables, FL

Have a chipped, broken, or stained tooth? Teeth bonding & Reshaping can be the dental solution that will make your teeth look like new again in just one visit.

Dr. Peggy Alvarez and her skilled dental team offers a state of the art cosmetic solution that will make huge difference in the way your smile looks. For more information about our Dental Bonding & Reshaping please contact our office today at (305) 548-8690. We look forward to working with you to improve your oral health!.

What Is Teeth Bonding?

Bonding is a cosmetic dental option that consist in the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discolored tooth. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth and can be done in a single dentist visit.

What Is Teeth Reshaping?

Also known as teeth contouring, is also a cosmetic dental options for fixing chipped, uneven or poorly aligned teeth to create a more attractive smile. Dentists often combine shaping or contouring teeth with a treatment called bonding, which involves applying resin to improve the overall appearance of the teeth. The front teeth are the best candidates for reshaping and bonding.

What To Expect From Teeth Bonding & Reshaping:

Bonding: Before applying the resin, the dentist etches the tooth surface with a Dremel-like tool so that the resin adheres well. This can cause some sensitivity, so the dentist may numb the tooth area. He or she may also paint the teeth with a conditioning liquid, which also helps the resin stick to the teeth. After applying the resin and shaping it, a light is shined against it for hardening. Bonding takes 30 minutes to an hour, and if more than one tooth is being treated, the patient may need several appointments.

Teeth Reshaping: To reshape or contour teeth, a dentist gently removes tooth enamel with a laser or drill. Before starting the treatment, the dentist X-rays the teeth to evaluate the size and location of the pulp of each tooth to ensure that there's enough bone between the teeth to support them. Next, they trim misshapen areas, shortening excessively long teeth or altering badly shaped teeth to even them out for proper bite and alignment. The teeth are then smoothed and polished. Reshaping may require just one 30-minute appointment with the dentist, depending on the extent of the work you need.

Combining bonding with reshaping can fill in chips and gaps between teeth, add shape and improve tooth color. Bonding involves applying a puttylike resin, which adheres to the teeth and hardens. The resin is colored to provide the best result, either to match or improve the natural tooth color.

AFTER-CARE Considerations

Reshaped and bonded teeth require aftercare to maintain their attractive appearance. Of all dental restorations, bonded teeth are the most at risk of chipping and staining. Patients should avoid chewing their fingernails, biting on pens, eating hard foods and opening things with their teeth to reduce the risks of chipping. Make sure to brush with a toothpaste twice a day to help keep teeth white and stain-free well after treatment. Smoke, coffee, tea and red wine are some substances that can stain the resin, so these should be avoided as well. Teeth reshaping can provide a major confidence boost by correcting noticeably uneven teeth. Compared to braces and other orthodontic work, tooth contouring and bonding are among the least time-consuming and cheapest cosmetic dentistry options.

Maintaining good oral hygiene practices and continued, long-term follow-up by the dental professionals are essential to maintain a happy and healthy smile. If you have any concerns or questions about our teeth Bonding & Reshping process, please contact our office at (305) 548-8690. We look forward to working with you to improve your oral health!