• Bonding

  • If you have a chipped tooth, slight gap, or stain you’d like to cover up, bonding might be a good option for you.

    Starling Family Dentistry can provide tooth bonding in a single visit to patients from Keystone Heights, Melrose, Starke, Lake Butler, and nearby communities.

    What is bonding?

    Bonding is when materials that are tooth colored are bonded to the surface of your tooth. Different colored resins are mixed to match the color of your tooth. This resin is put on your tooth and carefully shaped. An LED light process is used to harden the resin in place.

    Why should I have my tooth bonded?

    When you have a little cavity or your tooth is chipped, we can use bonding to fill your tooth. It can also be used to cover stains on your teeth that brushing or whitening treatments cannot remove.

    Starling Family Dentistry has years of experience in successfully bonding teeth to give patients beautiful smiles and protect them from further damages.

    How do I take care of a bonded tooth?

    To ensure that your newly bonded tooth looks great and works optimally you should continue with good oral care and treat the bonded tooth with a little extra care.

    Regular Checkups

    Though the bonding material is strong and firmly in place on your tooth, you should continue to have regular checkups so the dentist can evaluate it for signs of premature wear or stain and that all your surrounding teeth are still healthy and strong.

    Oral Hygiene

    To avoid cavities around the bonded area it is important to maintain proper personal oral hygiene. Products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance are a great option since they meet the ADA’s standards for effectiveness and safety.


    Avoid foods that may cause discoloration to your bonded tooth, the bonding material, or surrounding teeth to ensure your smile looks great. It is also important for your oral health to have a healthy diet.

    If you think bonding is right for you, call us at (352) 473-9090 to schedule an appointment for you and answer any of your questions.

    Bonding might be just what you were looking for to get the smile you always wanted!