Tooth BondingHaving a cracked, chipped, or badly stained teeth can ruin your smile. Fortunately, tooth bonding offers a cheap, effective solution to improve the way your teeth look. Dental bonding is an increasingly popular way to restore damaged teeth that consists of a tooth-colored composite resin filling cracks, gaps, or cover stains. The resin that we use for tooth bonding is typically putty-like when we apply it to your tooth before we harden it with a special light.

What the tooth bonding process entails

During your treatment, we will start by preparing your teeth for the procedure. This involves choosing the right type of resin that matches your natural teeth, filling any cavities, and removing some of the enamel off. Making the tooth rough makes it easier to apply the resin.

When you like the way your teeth look, we will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin. This process only takes a few seconds. We will then finish off the process by polishing the newly repaired tooth. The entire procedure takes about 45 minutes for each tooth. The treatment takes a single visit.

Comparing tooth bonding with other cosmetic dentistry procedures

There are other dental treatments that can restore your smile. These include crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, and partial dentures. One major benefit of selecting dental bonding over other options is the fact that it is a cheaper treatment. Dental bonding is also one of the most effective solutions with a high success rate. Another benefit of opting for dental bonding over some of the other alternatives listed above is the fact that it is s a quick procedure and it only requires a single visit to the dentist.

Other options like crowns and veneers often require at least two visits to the dentist. These procedures are also more invasive since they necessitate a much larger portion of the tooth for removal. Once you get crowns or veneers, you will need to protect those teeth with some type of dental prosthetic. There is no pain during the process for dental bonding, so anesthetics are usually not necessary.

What you need to know

Dental bonding does have some disadvantages though. The resins used are not stain-resistant like crowns or veneers so they will get stained over time. That’s not necessarily always a bad thing though since it also means that the bond is more likely to match the color of your natural teeth over time since they get stained at a similar rate.

Thanks to tooth bonding, there is now an easy way to restore your smile and address issues like chipped, broken, or cracked teeth. It is one of the cheapest cosmetic dentistry procedures, and it can be an even more effective solution than other alternatives.

Request a dental bonding dental appointment here: or call Pearl Shine Dental at (281) 477-7200 for an appointment in our Houston dental office.