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Bonding services offered in Coral Gables, FL

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment used to enhance the appearance of your smile. Shari A. Witkoff, DMD, has extensive experience with dental bonding and can help residents in and around Coral Gables, Florida, move closer to their ideal smiles. When you're ready to learn more about dental bonding, call the office or request an appointment online. 

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that uses a tooth-colored resin to alter the size, shape, and appearance of your smile. It’s an affordable way to create a more appealing smile without dramatically altering the structure of your teeth. 


Bonding is a highly customized treatment. Dr. Witkoff completes the process at your chairside, with no need to wait for a dental lab to create a crown or veneers. 


Dental bonding is among the most common types of cosmetic procedures. It’s a versatile treatment that can be completed in just one visit. 

When is dental bonding a good option?

Dental bonding can resolve numerous cosmetic issues. Some of the reasons you might choose dental bonding include:


  • To conceal chips or cracks in your teeth
  • To close a gap between teeth
  • To correct irregularities in the size or shape of teeth
  • As a camouflage for discoloration
  • To cover and protect exposed tooth roots


The materials used in dental bonding can also be used to replace metal fillings with a more cosmetically appealing option. 

What should I expect during my dental bonding appointment?

You’ll begin by selecting your desired shade. Dr. Witkoff then prepares your teeth by creating a slightly roughened texture. She uses a special solution to help the bonding material adhere to your teeth. 


Dr. Witkoff then carefully applies the bonding material to one tooth at a time. The material has a putty-like consistency, and she molds and shapes it to reach the desired contouring. A special curing light helps the material harden. 


The final step is polishing the bonding material to create a natural-looking shine. This entire process only takes 30-60 minutes from start to finish. In most cases, there’s no need for any form of anesthesia, and the process is not painful.


It’s important to take good care of your teeth after dental bonding. While the bonding material is durable, it can stain if food particles are not fully removed from your teeth. Simply brush and floss daily and schedule routine dental exams and cleanings.  


To learn more about dental bonding, call the office of Shari A. Witkoff or request an appointment online today.


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