What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses tooth-colored material to resurface your tooth. It’s made of durable composite resin and is colored to blend in with your teeth seamlessly. Our talented cosmetic dentist, Dr. Massa, will use the material to resculpt your teeth and cover minor flaws. Since the treatment adheres to your tooth’s enamel, it’s not permanent like porcelain veneers. Therefore, if you don’t like your results and want it removed, it’s no problem.

On the other hand, if you love your results and want to make them more permanent, we can opt for porcelain veneers. You can even try out dental bonding before opting for porcelain veneers to ensure you’re investing your money wisely. Since bonding is more affordable, there’s less risk if you’re not happy with your results.

In just one visit, dental bonding can transform your smallest flaws to give you an amazing smile.

Common Uses

Dental bonding can address a number of dental problems including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Intrinsic stains that don’t respond to professional whitening
  • Eroded enamel at the edge of the teeth
  • Receding gum issues
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Gummy smiles

Dental Bonding Procedure

If you suffer from any of the above dental problems, it’s safe to assume you can benefit from dental bonding. After scheduling a consultation with Dr. Massa, we will tell you if it is right for you or not. If it’s not, we will recommend other procedures that can help you.

Once we’re ready to begin your procedure, Dr. Massa will apply the composite resin to your tooth and begin sculpting it to your desire. Once he achieves your desired tooth shape or result, he will cure the bonding material using a special light. This light hardens the material to make it bond to your tooth.

After the material hardens, Dr. Massa will shape, buff, and polish the bonding until it blends perfectly with your smile. If you Dr. Massa to address multiple teeth, he will repeat these steps on your other teeth. Once he’s finished, he will ensure your bite fits right and the bonding matches your teeth. If you’re satisfied with your new smile, you can go home.

In just a few easy steps, you can transform your smile with dental bonding in Naples, FL. To find out if cosmetic bonding is the right cosmetic solution for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Massa. You can reach our dental office by calling (239) 597-7333.