Dental Bonding in Dallas, TX
Dental bonding is a treatment in dentistry that can be used in several ways. Whether you need to have a tooth restored or address a minor cosmetic issue, dental bonding may be the right procedure for you. You can find this procedure available at All Care Dental in Dallas, TX.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding consists of applying a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth surface. The material is then hardened with a special light. Dental bonding is a very versatile treatment and can be used to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Repair teeth that are chipped or cracked
- Improve the appearance of discolored or stained teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Make teeth look longer or change the shape of teeth
- Protect a portion of the tooth root that has become exposed due to gum recession
What is the Procedure for Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is usually a non-invasive procedure in which no drilling or anesthesia is needed. However, if the work being done is close to a nerve, is removing some decay, or consists of changing the tooth shape, anesthesia will need to be administered.
Your dentist will consult a shade guide in order to choose the composite resin color that best matches the shade of your natural teeth. Before the bonding material can be applied, the tooth surface will be slightly roughened or etched. This helps to create a stronger bond. A mildly acidic solution will be applied to the teeth, then rinsed away before the teeth are dried. The bonding material is a tooth-colored, putty-like resin that will be applied to the teeth and molded and smoothed to the desired shape. When this shape is obtained, the material will be hardened using a special light. Your dentist can make adjustments to the hardened material to ensure that the treated tooth fits with your bite to complete the procedure.
It should be noted that, while dental bonding is a fairly affordable procedure, the material used for it is not as stain-resistant or durable as other procedures, such as dental crowns. You can speak to your dentist at All Care Dental about the best treatment to meet your needs in Dallas, TX.