I really enjoy being able to help a patient that has just a single chipped tooth or a couple chipped teeth in the front. Whenever there is minimal tooth structure missing we're able to replace it with a composite filling material. I really enjoy being able to shape that and blend that into their natural tooth to obtain a great result.
The Many Uses Of Tooth Bonding
If you would like to fix several cosmetic dentistry issues at once, cosmetic bonding may be right for you.
Tooth bonding, or cosmetic bonding, can be used to conceal several types of smile flaws, including:
- Minor cracks
- Stains or discoloration
- Teeth that appear shorter than they should
- Slightly misshapen teeth
- Small gaps in your smile
If your teeth are only slightly crooked and do not require full orthodontic treatment, tooth bonding can even be used as a form of “instant orthodontics”!
While dental bonding and porcelain dental veneers can be used to fix similar cosmetic problems, tooth bonding does not last as long and is less resistant to stains. During a quick consultation, we can help you determine which option is best for you!
What To Expect During Your Tooth Bonding Procedure
Cosmetic dental bonding is a noninvasive, reversible cosmetic procedure. In order to improve your results, we may perform a dental cleaning before performing cosmetic dental bonding.
When you arrive at our Houston, TX dentist office, we will:
- Etch the surface of your tooth or teeth to help the resin adhere
- Apply the tooth-colored resin, which we have color-matched just for you
- Carefully mold and smooth the resin
- Harden your tooth bonding with a special light
- Make final adjustments
Depending on how many teeth you want to be treated, the single-appointment process usually takes less than an hour!
In most cases, no anesthetic is required, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, we can help relax you with dental sedation options.