bondingDental Bonding in Southlake

Dental bonding is a highly effective way to address minor cosmetic imperfections in your smile. If you have a chipped tooth, teeth that have spaces between them, stains that resist teeth whitening, or you want to change the shape of your teeth, dental bonding may be the solution for you. By applying a color-matched resin to your teeth, Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron can correct many dental imperfections almost instantly.

What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

More affordable than crowns and veneers, dental cosmetic bonding can significantly improve your smile right in the office. We do not have to send away for porcelain tooth restorations, so bonding can be completed in just one visit. Because of the gentle and conservative nature of dental bonding, anesthesia is usually not required for the procedure.

Is Bonding Appropriate for My Child?

The gentle simplicity of dental bonding makes it an especially nice solution for children and youths who have damaged their teeth at recess or while playing sports. As an AACD cosmetic dentist, Dr. Wright has had the privilege of partnering with many Southlake area pediatric dentists. He and Dr. Heron are able to create durable solutions, through the use of dental bonding, for children who have chipped or broken their front teeth while at play.

What Can I Expect from the Dental Bonding Procedure?

The process of bonding teeth is relatively simple. Using a shade guide to match the resin with your existing teeth, Dr. Wright will select the shade that is closest to your natural tooth color. The surface of the tooth is treated with a conditioning liquid to allow for a secure bond of the resin. Most of the time, anesthesia is not required for the procedure. The bonding resin is then applied to the tooth. It is shaped and contoured before being exposed to an ultraviolet light to harden it. This careful procedure ensures that the bonded teeth look and feel like your natural teeth. Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron are meticulous and ensure that bonded teeth artistically blend in with the rest of your smile.

Dental cosmetic bonding is a simple solution for correcting rough edges and grooves in permanent teeth. The color-matched resin we use in dental bonding can fill in gaps between teeth and repair chips to the surface of your teeth. The process may also be used to protect sensitive tooth structures that have been revealed by receding gum lines. Although cosmetic dentist Dr. Wright may recommend the application of veneers or crowns for teeth that are significantly damaged, bonding provides you with a durable solution to many minor dental imperfections.

What is Dental Contouring?

Dental bonding and contouring are procedures that are often used together. When Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron contour your teeth, they will smooth rough edges and reshape your teeth so that your smile looks polished and beautiful. It is a quick and gentle procedure that can be done right in the office. To find out if tooth contouring and/or bonding are right for you, schedule a cosmetic consultation by calling Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron at (817) 481-7999. Located in Southlake, TX, we’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.