Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that we use to restore your cracked, chipped, or otherwise broken teeth. In some cases, bonding helps with discolored teeth, gaps between the teeth, and lengthening your teeth. The material used for this procedure is a dental-grade composite resin, ensuring that the restoration looks exactly like your natural teeth.
Dr. Engle is a native Arlington resident with over 30 years of experience in the dentistry field. He is very experienced in providing cosmetic bonding procedures and gives his patients the best care possible in a comfortable environment.request an appointment
WHEN DO I NEED TOOTH BONDING?
- Tooth bonding is a sought-after option to fill cavities using composite resin.
- Bonding helps to restore chipped, cracked, and decayed teeth.
- Bonding helps to fill excessive spaces between your teeth.
- It is a better cosmetic substitute for amalgam fillings.
- Tooth bonding is also used to protect tooth roots that have been exposed because of gum recession.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TOOTH BONDING?
- Unlike dental crowns and veneers, tooth bonding is completed in one visit only.
- Tooth bonding involves removing a very small amount of tooth enamel.
- You may not need anesthesia for this procedure unless bonding is performed in case of cavities.
- It is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures you can choose.
- Tooth bonding is suitable for patients of all ages.
- Caring for and maintaining your teeth after the procedure is hassle-free.
WHAT DOES TOOTH BONDING ENTAIL?
Tooth bonding is an in-and-out procedure. It means you do not have to prepare anything beforehand for the treatment. We typically start the procedure by taking dental X-rays and checking the teeth to be treated. In general, you may not need anesthesia during the procedure. But if bonding is to be performed to fill cavities or near your nerve, we may give you some anesthesia before beginning the treatment.
The dentist will then choose a composite resin color that matches the appearance of your natural teeth and prepare the composite resin to bond to your existing teeth. The preparation stage involves creating a rough surface and applying a bonding agent. This step makes it easy for the resin to adhere firmly to your teeth.
After adding composite resin to the area, the dentist will mold it to match the structure of your teeth. The dentist may also use a UV light to bond the material to your teeth. Once the bonding is completed, the dentist will shape and trim your teeth to match the remaining ones. We recommend you follow a proper oral care routine after the procedure and not chew on hard food items to maintain the restoration in the long run.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Arlington Family Dental Care, call (817) 274-8439 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit Dentist in Arlington TX at 2621 Matlock Road, Suite 103, Arlington, TX 76015.