If you have teeth with small chips or cracks, or teeth that are disproportionate in size, dental bonding is a quick and easy way to repair or correct these areas. Many times no anesthesia is necessary to provide you with a good as new look! Call our office today for more information on dental bonding.
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WHAT IS DENTAL BONDING?
Dental bonding is tooth colored resin material that adheres to tooth structure. It is transparent and blends nicely with the existing shade of your teeth and additions to your teeth can be almost invisible to the eye. As an added benefit, the bonding procedure can be completed in only one dental visit and unless there is decay present, anesthesia in not necessary. Unlike crowns and veneers, dental bonding can be completed without substantial removal of your natural tooth structure. A disadvantage of dental bonding is that the material can chip, fracture, or wear in areas of high biting force such as on back teeth. Bonding is primarily used on front teeth since biting pressure is lower than on back teeth. Bonding is not as durable as other cosmetic dental procedures such as crowns or porcelain veneers and can stain from tobacco and red wine.
WHAT IS THE DENTAL BONDING PROCEDURE?
Dental bonding typically takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours per tooth to complete. As long as no decay is present, patients rarely need anesthesia. The tooth area to be bonded is first cleaned with an air abrasion device that sprays a sand-like material and then a series of chemicals is applied to make your tooth adhere to the bonding resin. After application of the resin, it is hardened with a high intensity light. The bonding is then sculpted and polished so that it is virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth structure.
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Houston, TX 77024