Dental bonding involves the application, or “bonding,” of a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth. It is used to repair a decayed, fractured, chipped, or discolored tooth. Interested in this procedure? Schedule your appointment with our Sugar Land dentist today!
Benefits of Bonding
Compared to other procedures such as veneers or crowns, dental bonding is less expensive and less involved. It is also more convenient as it does not require manufacture in a lab and can be completed in one office visit. In most cases, anesthesia is not needed, and the procedure requires the least amount of tooth enamel to be removed.
Teeth bonding in Sugar Land is very versatile in its uses and can treat the following issues:
- Repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Protect a portion of the tooth root that has become exposed
- To change the shape of a tooth or make it appear longer
- Used as an alternative to amalgam fillings
Teeth Bonding in Sugar Land, TX
Anesthesia is only needed for a dental bonding procedure if the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, to drill a tooth to change its shape, or if the work being done is near a nerve. The dentist near 77479 will first select a shade from a shade guide to match a composite resin color to the natural color of the teeth. The tooth (or teeth) will be roughened, which helps the bonding material to better adhere to it. A conditioning liquid is then applied, followed by the tooth-colored, putty-like resin. It is molded and smoothed into the desired shape and hardened using a bright light or laser. Once it has been hardened, the dentist will further trim and shape it, then polish it to match the rest of the teeth.
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