What is Dental Bonding? It’s a cosmetic dentistry procedure that places a tooth-colored composite material over your tooth (or teeth, if needed). It’s then sculpted into shape, hardened, and polished.
Why is it Called Bonding? It’s called bonding because the material bonds to your tooth. It’s an ideal option for small cosmetic dentistry work such as fixing a broken or chipped tooth. It can also be used to close small gaps between your teeth.
What Does Dental Bonding Involve? InStyle Dental Group in Houston, TX will first apply a gentle phosphoric acid to the surface of your teeth which helps to roughen the tooth’s surface and also helps the bonding material stay in place. There is no pain involved in this process. A special light will be used to help the material harden and set. And last, the surface is polished and buffed for a smooth finish.
What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Bonding? Some of the pros of dental bonding include its relatively low cost and quick results. Some of the cons to this procedure are that the bonding material can become stained and is less durable than porcelain veneers.
When Dental Bonding is a Good Choice. Dental bonding is a good choice for a smile makeover if you only have minor cosmetic dentistry concerns such as stained or cracked teeth. It can also be used to cover-up silver from fillings.
Maintenance of Dental Bonding. Since dental bonding is more prone to staining and chipping than other options, some special care is suggested such as cutting back on coffee, tea, and red wine as well as quitting smoking if you’re a smoker.
If you’d like to know whether you’re a candidate for dental bonding, make your appointment today with InStyle Dental Group in Houston, TX to learn how we can help you achieve your goal!