At Smile Bright Dental Studio in Fulshear, Texas, we offer many cosmetic dental services to improve the appearance of teeth. Tooth bonding is one of the dental services available to you at Smile Bright Dental Studio.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which your dentist applies a natural-looking resin to a certain part of your teeth. It is a way to improve the look of the tooth and to cover any perceived flaws in the tooth. The procedure does not generally require anesthetic unless it is being used when there is a chip near the roots of the tooth, the tooth is severely decayed, or the tooth needs to have its shape changed. The tooth bonding material, a tooth-colored resin, will be selected by your dentist so that it matches the appearance of your teeth to achieve that perfect, natural smile.
The surface of the tooth will be etched to help the bonding stick to the tooth. The tooth-colored resin is then applied. Your dentist will shape it so that it appears natural. The resin will be hardened using a special dental curing light. After being hardened, your dentist will continue to mold the tooth and polish it so that it shines like the rest of your pearly whites. The whole procedure takes about half an hour to an hour to complete.
Following good oral hygiene practices such as brushing teeth twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist at least twice a year will help keep your natural teeth healthy and your bonded teeth strong.
Bonding materials can chip, and therefore, it is best not to chew more than normal. If you have anxieties that result in oral fixations such as chewing on your nails, writing instruments, or other hard objects, you should let your dentist know as these habits can ruin your bondings.
Dental bonding is an alternative to many other, more expensive cosmetic procedures. Dental bondings are a rather quick cosmetic dental procedure, taking around an hour to complete. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Smile Bright Dental Studio today.
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