Don’t Let Small Imperfections Remain When You Can Use Dental Bonding

Posted on: November 1, 2016

Dental BondingWe provide dental bonding sat our office in Little Elm and use it on a regular basis to improve our patients’ smiles. Bonding is an easy procedure that we can complete in one appointment. Other solutions like dental veneers and dental crowns also cover imperfections, but are more invasive and take longer to place. The more invasive procedures require dentists to remove a portion of the enamel from the surface of the tooth prior to using the bonding material. If you are looking for a faster, less invasive, and more affordable way to improve your smile, try dental bonding.

What Dental Bonding Can Do for You

A bonding procedure is incredibly versatile. We can use it by itself or in conjunction with shaping, where we remove a portion of the enamel to deal with an imperfection. For example, if a tooth juts out too far, we can remove a portion of it by shaping it and then applying bonding finish the transformation. Bonding can also cover dark stains that are not responding to a whitening treatment, close small gaps between teeth, and correct chipped or cracked teeth. We can even apply the bonding material to teeth that look dull, have lost their luster, or appear aged in general. These are only a few of the ways dental bonding can improve the appearance of teeth.

Dental Bonding: The Procedure 

This is one of the least invasive dental procedures you can have. To get started, all we will need to do is roughen the surface of your teeth. Unlike the process of getting dental veneers or crowns, your natural enamel will remain in place. We will select the right shade for your bonding material since it is tooth-colored and must blend in with your surrounding teeth in order to appear natural. Next, we will apply the bonding material to your tooth and mold it until it has the perfect shape. It will then be hardened in place.

The procedure itself will not cause you any discomfort, and it can be completed in one visit. This makes bonding incredibly popular and an ideal solution for busy adults and children. No anesthesia is required because your natural enamel remains intact. This procedure is a good choice if you are looking for a quick fix. However, you will want to note that bonding material will not last as long as a veneer or crown. It can, but typically, if you are looking for a procedure that will last the longest, a dental crown is your best bet.

Dental Bonding in Little Elm

Given how easy the procedure is to complete, it is a wise option for a variety of reasons. It is important to note that the dentist performing the procedure needs to be skilled at doing so. Since the material is shaped and hardened on the spot, your restoration will either look beautifully natural or out of place depending on the skill of your dentist. We work with bonding material all the time, and our patients are always thrilled with the results. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call.

Live in Little Elm, TX and have questions about Dental Bonding? Give us a call at (972) 638-5849.


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