Dental Bonding in Coppell, TX
Dental Bonding is used to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, or discolored tooth. A tooth-colored composite resin is applied to the tooth to restore and improve the patient’s smile. For dental bonding in Coppell, TX schedule your appointment today!
About Dental Bonding:
Dental bonding can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Change the shape of teeth or make the teeth look longer
- Protect a portion of the tooth root that has become exposed
- As an alternative to amalgam fillings
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Teeth bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive dental procedures and is versatile in its uses. Unlike veneers and crowns, it does not require manufacture in a lab, and can usually be completed in one office visit. In most cases, anesthesia is not needed, and it requires the least amount of tooth enamel to be removed.
Procedure for Dental Bonding:
Anesthesia is only needed as part of the procedure when the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth or if the tooth needs to be drilled to change its shape, or if the work being done is near a nerve. Our dentist in Coppell, TX will choose a composite resin color that most closely matches the color of your tooth using a shade guide, then roughen the surface of the tooth before applying a conditioning liquid. Doing so helps the bonding material to better adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored, putty-like resin is then applied to the tooth. It is molded and smoothed to the desired shape, and a bright, usually blue, light or laser is used to harden the material. Once it has hardened, your dentist will again trim and shape it, then polish it to match the surface of the rest of the teeth.
Dental bonding is a filling, however; when you have dental bonding the tooth does not decay. For example, if you have a front tooth that has a small chip from trauma, dental bonding can be helpful in placing filling material to fill where the chip occurred on the tooth.
Dental bonding can last a long time, we do not have a certain time frame for it will last. There are factors that can help in the longevity of dental bonding such as proper home care of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Having a routine dental exam every 6 months to examine all teeth. It is also important to be mindful when biting into foods that are hard such as Ice, or if you have an oral piercing on the tongue, can risk fracturing the dental bonding.
When you have dental bonding on a front tooth, for example, it is important to be mindful when biting into foods, you do not want to bite into anything that is very hard such as ice, and could risk breaking the filling material.