Dr. Villalobos Can Improve Your Smile
Here at our Jupiter dental office, we’ll do everything we can to ensure our patients have healthy and happy teeth that are worth smiling about. That’s why we offer bonding and white fillings to repair and strengthen damaged teeth.
Dental Bonding & White Fillings
Bonding and white (composite) fillings are a popular method used to enhance the aesthetics of your smile. This procedure can be used to correct a number of dental problems, such as:
- Cracks, chips, or gaps in teeth
- Stains or discolored teeth
- Fillings after cavity removal
- Decayed teeth
Breaking Down the Procedure
The dental bonding procedure consists of using a composite resin on the affected tooth. The resin is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that’s placed over the tooth. Dr. Villalobos will then polish the newly bonded tooth to give you a fresh, new smile.
This treatment is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years. It’s a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, have been around for decades. Made from a metal alloy, it was the best restoration for fillings. The metal expands and contracts with the heat and cold placed in the mouth. This allowed for little bacteria to enter a tooth once filled– keeping the tooth healthy and strong.
White fillings, also known as composites, are often made of plastic or glass polymers. These cosmetic fillings allow us to fill a cavity with a substance that will look and feel just like your existing tooth structure. This restoration is created with a resin material and fits tightly into a tooth to prevent decay. Rather than a gray or silver material in your mouth, the composite color will match the tooth color.
Bonding is a cost-effective procedure used to fill gaps in front teeth and to change a tooth’s color. The immediate results are amazing. Within a few hours, you will have a great smile! Bonding like Tooth Whitening may change color over time due to coffee, tea, cola, and wine.
The entire bonding process can be completed in a single visit to our Jupiter, FL office — in less than an hour. Unlike dental veneers and crowns, bonding can be completed without any messy impressions. It’s a quick, easy, and minimally invasive procedure that’s used to correct a number of dental imperfections in your smile.
Bonding material typically lasts anywhere from three to ten years before needing to be touched up or replaced. However, the lifespan of cosmetic bonding varies for each patient and several factors, like how much bonding was done and your oral hygiene habits. Maintaining good oral hygiene and care will help ensure long-lasting results. This means regular brushing and flossing, as well as scheduling bi-annual check-ups.
Discover if You’re a Candidate
Bonding and white fillings are a great way to correct a number of dental imperfections and give you a stunning new smile. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (561) 744-0677 or simply fill out a contact form. We look forward to meeting you!