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Dental Bondings/Fillings

Dental Bondings/Fillings in Naples, FL

One can undergo various cosmetic procedures to enhance their smile, one of which is dental bondings/fillings. This piece covers more details about this process, including how it works, why one should get it, the costs associated, and more. Read on!

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What is Teeth Bonding, and How Does It Work?

While there are different cosmetic dental procedures like crowns and veneers, dental bondings/fillings are a great choice because they’re inexpensive, meaning almost anyone can afford them. It can be used to alter the shape of teeth, enhance teeth color, close down gaps, and repair chips.

Tooth bonding is a procedure done by the dentist whereby a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to one or more teeth to alter their appearance. Unlike other dental procedures, tooth bonding is less complicated and, in most cases, doesn’t require anesthesia unless a cavity is involved.

The dentist begins by choosing a composite resin color that matches the teeth’s color with the help of a shade guide. The tooth’s surface is then roughened before applying the liquid needed for the bonding agent to stick to the tooth. Lastly, the dentist places the composite resin on the surface of the liquid, shapes the tooth appropriately, and hardens the material using UV light.

After dental bonding, one should maintain proper oral hygiene to preserve the new look and keep the mouth healthy. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing them once is advisable. Regular dental checkups are also necessary.

When Is Tooth Bonding Necessary?

Tooth bonding is an excellent solution for imperfect and defective teeth. People opt for bonding when repairing cracked, decayed, and discolored teeth. It also helps fill gaps between teeth.

Bonding short teeth can also be made longer so all teeth are the same length.

Tooth bonding takes half to one hour, although it could go on longer for complex procedures.

The procedure typically has zero recovery time meaning patients can resume normal activities immediately after the process.

Advantages of Dental Bondings/Fillings

Dental bondings have their cons compared to other cosmetic procedures. Some advantages of dental bonding include the following:

  • Less invasive – Massive tooth alteration is necessary when fitting dental crowns and veneers, whereas bonding is simple.
  • Fast process – Cosmetic procedures like crowns take a long time to complete, and one must visit the dentist regularly after the procedure. Dental bonding, on the other hand, takes 30 to 60 minutes and doesn’t need more specialized attention when complete.
  • Cost-effective – Dental bondings are among the cheapest dental cosmetic procedures.

Disadvantages of Teeth Bonding

A disadvantage of dental bonding is that it’s not fully resistant to stains.

The bonding material may also wear out fast compared to crowns and veneers.

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Tooth Bonding vs. Veneers

Bonding involves using a bonding material applied on the surface of the teeth. On the other hand, veneers come in two forms – porcelain and composite.

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells attached to the front part of teeth. The dentist scrubs off some parts of the enamel while attaching the veneers. These veneers are stain-resistant, last long, and enhance one’s smile.

Composite veneers involve a resin material placed on the tooth’s surface without removing any part of the enamel. Although these veneers may cover minor flaws like cracks, they can’t cover the whole teeth.

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Good-looking teeth and a great smile can improve one’s confidence. Any discoloration, gaps, or chipped teeth can be fixed with bonding. One only needs to schedule a consultation with their dentist to discuss the condition’s specifics.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bondings/Fillings

Bonding materials last a bit long, but this mainly depends on the oral habits one assumes after teeth are treated. If well taken care of, the bonding material lasts 3 to 10 years before retouching or replacement.

People with broken teeth or anyone wanting a great smile can benefit greatly from tooth bonding. It’s the best option when the problem doesn’t require complete tooth restoration.

The procedure is fast, less invasive, and cost-effective. It’s worth it for anyone looking for something simple and affordable to enhance teeth appearance.

The cost of bidding depends on various aspects, including location, the level of the procedure, and the dentist involved.

One can expect to pay a maximum of around $600. However, this value may vary. Because bonding may need replacement after some years, one should budget for such. Some insurance providers can pay for such procedures, so one should confirm as it can help save on costs.

Dental bonding is relatively safe and has no major risks.

One major problem is that the composite resin used during bonding is weaker than natural teeth, so the material may chip from teeth.

The bonding material also catches stains which means people who smoke and take foods that discolor teeth may have to deal with tooth discoloration.

Unlike other medical procedures, teeth bonding doesn’t need any special preparation, although one should consult the dentist beforehand.

Proper care can help increase the life of bonded teeth. Here are some care tips for bonded teeth:

  • Keep off very sugary and hard foods.
  • Brush twice a day and floss daily.
  • To prevent stains, avoid substances like tobacco, tea, and coffee for the first week after the dental procedure.
  • Schedule regular dental checkups.
  • If the bonded tooth breaks or starts aching, one should see a dentist to have it checked.

Our Services

Preventive Care

Preventive Care

Dr. Klose emphasizes preventive care to help her patients maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime. With the help of our Dental Wellness Program, you and your family can maintain your smiles in a cost-effective manner. Afterall, good oral health is essential for overall health.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Klose can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted with a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as teeth whitening, veneers, and crowns.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Klose routinely performs tooth colored fillings and bondings. Dr. Klose also utilizes our dental milling machine to custom create dental Inlays, Onlays and Crowns in a single visit!



If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you may need a Root Canal. Dr. Klose treats root canals and other endodontic emergencies such as dental abscesses. Our 3D imaging technology allows Dr. Klose to clearly diagnose and map out the anatomy of your tooth. If you are in pain, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Dr. Klose and her highly trained Dental Hygienists treat gum disease and other periodontal conditions to keep your mouth healthy. Using the latest technology, we are able to care for your gums in a comfortable and efficient manner.



In some cases, a tooth may need to be removed. Dr. Klose is well versed in removing teeth and performing select bone grafting procedures. Using our 3D imaging technology, we are able to safely and comfortably remove your tooth and offer replacement options if needed.


Invisalign ®

Clear aligner therapy such as Invisalign® is a popular option for people who want to straighten their teeth without having braces. Clear aligner therapy is also a relatively comfortable option, and it can be completed in as little as six months. Dr. Klose has received extensive training and successfully completed several hundred invisalign® cases, earning her the title "Invisalign® Gold Provider." With the help of our 3D imaging, we can show you a 3D rendition of your straighter smile!