Dental bonding involves the application, or “bonding,” of a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a tooth. It is used to repair a decayed, fractured, chipped, or discolored tooth. Interested in dental bonding in Sugar Land, TX? Schedule your appointment today!
Compared to other procedures such as veneers or crowns, dental bonding is less expensive and less involved. It is also more convenient as it does not require manufacture in a lab and can be completed in one office visit. In most cases, anesthesia is not needed, and the procedure requires the least amount of tooth enamel to be removed.
Dental bonding is very versatile in its uses and can treat the following issues:
Anesthesia is only needed for a dental bonding procedure if the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, to drill a tooth to change its shape, or if the work being done is near a nerve. The dentist will first select a shade from a shade guide to match a composite resin color to the natural color of the teeth. The tooth (or teeth) will be roughened, which helps the bonding material to better adhere to it. A conditioning liquid is then applied, followed by the tooth-colored, putty-like resin. It is molded and smoothed into the desired shape and hardened using a bright light or laser. Once it has been hardened, the dentist will further trim and shape it, then polish it to match the rest of the teeth.
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