Things You Should Know About Teeth Bonding

Time and your dental health are intricately intertwined. How long you wait between sessions of brushing and flossing your teeth can influence how likely you are to develop cavities and gingivitis, or consistently bad breath. Conversely, issues that only affect the appearance of your teeth and not their structural integrity, such as minor chips and stubborn stains, often don’t require a lot of time to correct. Teeth bonding is a quick, simple, and yet highly-effective cosmetic dental treatment that can address a multitude of issues to improve the size, shape, and color of your teeth. In addition, teeth bonding can also serve an important restorative function by replacing metal amalgam as a durable, effective, and cosmetically-pleasing dental filling.

It’s Exactly What It Sounds Like

Teeth bonding is called such because Dr. Wright or Dr. Heron will bond a small amount of tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of your tooth. Composite resin is a mixture of acrylic and glass-like, ceramic particles that can be tinted to match the exact color and shade of your teeth. Once applied, the resin is sculpted and polished, creating a more attractive contour and color for your stained, chipped, uneven, or slightly misshapen tooth.

It Has Multiple Uses

Composite dental resin is often called dental bonding because of its popular application, but it has much more potential than as a minor cosmetic touchup. Besides enhancing the look of your tooth, it can also protect a tooth that’s been infected with a cavity, or replace and improve a dental filling made from metal amalgam. Because the material can bond to your tooth’s structure, as well as be tinted to match your tooth’s color, composite resin offers a more effective, and more attractive, tooth restoration than older metal fillings.

It Can Be Applied in a Single Visit

In most cases, teeth bonding can be applied in a single visit, allowing you to cover issues like severe teeth stains, or chipped and uneven edges, without requiring repeat visits to complete the procedure. If you have one or more issues you wish to address to improve your smile’s look, or if you want to learn more about replacing your metal fillings with a new and improved resin restoration, then call Dr. Wright and Dr. Heron for a consultation.

ABOUT YOUR SOUTHLAKE COSMETIC DENTISTS:

As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He and Dr. Victoria Heron are happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.