Even with diligent oral hygiene, situations can arise that affect the appearance of your teeth. Issues such as chips and cracks can take away from the beauty of your smile. For others, issues such as gaps or uneven teeth may become bothersome enough to finally correct. At Dentistry By Design in Richardson, Texas, we offer cosmetic dental bonding as a fast and effective way to correct these problems and greatly enhance the appearance of your smile.
Dental bonding is a procedure that is considered both restorative and cosmetic and uses the same composite resin material as tooth-colored fillings. Dental bonding is a custom service that can be used to fix cracks or chips in the teeth, as well as to alter the size, shape, or lengths of teeth.
Because dental bonding is so versatile, patients can address multiple issues simultaneously. If minor imperfections have been detracting from your smile, they can be corrected during a quick office visit, allowing you to enjoy immediate results.
The dental bonding procedure is a painless, single visit service which makes it ideal for individuals who want to improve the aesthetics of their smile without undergoing more extensive restoration.
The first step before any procedure at Dentistry By Design is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brad Tiner to evaluate your teeth and gums and discuss your concerns. If the tooth or teeth being treated are healthy with no signs of decay, little preparation is needed for dental bonding.
To begin, Dr. Tiner will choose a composite resin color that closely matches your natural tooth color. Patients receiving dental bonding should be happy with the current color of their teeth. If desired, whitening treatment should be done prior to receiving dental bonding.
Next, Dr. Tiner will create a rough surface to allow the bonding agent and composite resin material to stick when applied to the tooth. The composite resin is then molded to the area in the desired shape and then hardened with a special UV light. Once hardened, the dentist will check the bite and shape the area even further to ensure it looks and feels right.
While dental bonding doesn’t require any special care, good oral hygiene is still essential. It’s also important to avoid biting down and chewing on hard objects as it can cause the dental bonding to chip. These habits are also bad for your natural teeth, so it’s a good idea to avoid them in general.
While tooth enamel is extremely strong, it’s not completely resistant to cracks or chips. Dental bonding is the perfect solution to fixing these problems and other issues such as gaps between teeth. It’s a fast, long-lasting solution that can really perfect your smile. If you have questions about the dental bonding procedure and would like to schedule a consultation with Dentistry By Design in Richardson, TX, please call us at (972) 694-4823.