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Dental Bonding

If you have a tooth or teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or decayed there are many solutions to correct these imperfections. Find out if dental bonding is the right fit for you.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding fixes minor chips or cracks in teeth by using a pliable composite resin. This material is able to be molded into the appropriate shape and polished to complement your smile’s color. Dental bonding can be used to close up the space between teeth, without involving an orthodontist.

Is the Procedure Painful?

The dental bonding procedure is painless, you won’t even need anesthesia. The procedure also is fairly quick too, clocking in at around 30 minutes to complete the bonding procedure.  If you are having multiple teeth done, it can take several visits to complete. After the procedure, you can resume day-to-day activity, since there is no anesthesia involved.

Is Dental Bonding Expensive?

No, it is one of the most affordable cosmetics dentistry solutions. Dental bonding isn’t a solution to all dental issues. The material is not very strong and can crack and break fairly easily.

How to Take Care of Bonded Teeth

Bonded teeth need the same amount of care and attention provided to natural teeth. The material is prone to staining so be careful with the consumption of known teeth-staining substances, like coffee, tea, wine, and cigarettes. If this happens even tooth whitening procedures cannot be used to get them out and the bonded tooth may need to be removed and replaced.

In the time after the bond has been placed, if you notice sharp edges on the bonded teeth or they feel unusual whenever you bite down, you should call your dentist. If ever any pieces or chips fall off of the bonded tooth or teeth you should always contact the team at Sunny Smiles.

Frequently Asked Questions

During a regular checkup, one of our experienced dental hygienists will remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and work with you to find the best way to keep your teeth clean and healthy on a daily basis. Then, one of our dentists will check your teeth for signs of cavities and other oral diseases, such as cancer.

By following our recommended teeth care routine, making smart choices about your food, and keeping up with regular visits to the dentist, you can lower your risk for tooth decay and promote overall health!

We recommend you come in twice a year to keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. If you have any questions while you are here, our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer any questions about your smile. If you are due for a cleaning or are experiencing any oral pain, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment.

We Accept Most PPO Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • MeLife
  • Delta Dental
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Ameritas
  • Guardian
  • Southland

If you are in need of a flexible monthly payment option for dental services, find out if you are qualified for CareCredit. Applying is easy! It only takes 5 minutes to see if you are eligible. If you qualify, there are a variety of options available, so you can pay for your dental treatment.