Dental Bonding / Tooth Bonding
Dental bonding is used to correct many different cosmetic dentistry issues, including cracked teeth, decayed teeth, gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and chipped teeth. Dental bonding is very versatile, and it is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures performed.
Dental bonding is actually a composite resin that is custom matched to the color of your teeth. The dental bonding resin has the consistency of putty, so it can be shaped to perfectly correct many different dental problems.
Once the dental bonding has been applied to your tooth or teeth, a special light is used to cure the bonding, which permanently attaches it to the tooth enamel while hardening it.
Dental bonding doesn’t require any mold, and it can be applied in just one office visit. In addition to dental bonding being a fast procedure, it is effective, safe, and relatively inexpensive.
What is dental bonding and what problems does it correct?
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure that is used to correct many different aesthetic problems people have with their smiles, including chips, gaps, breaks, cracks, and other issues.
Dental bonding uses composite resin that is similar to putty to reshape or correct the problems you are suffering form. Dental bonding is tooth colored, and hardened with a special light to provide a seamless restoration.
There are three different types of crowns:
- Decayed teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Worn Teeth
- Misshapen Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Broken Teeth
- Spaces Between Teeth
How is dental bonding applied?
Dental bonding is one of the easiest and safest procedures Dr. Alhadef performs in his Dallas, Texas studio. For many patients, anesthesia isn’t even needed to perform the procedure.
For the dental bonding procedure, Dr. Alhadef will etch the surface of the tooth that is receiving the dental bonding. This is performed with a small amount of acidic solution, and it allows the bonding to better adhere to the tooth.
Than, Dr. Alhadef will match the color of the dental bonding to the color of your teeth so that the bonding is indistinguishable from the natural tooth tissue. If you teeth are being whitened, a lighter shade of bonding will be used.
Finally, the dental bonding is applied in layer to the tooth. After each layer is applied, a special, high-intensity light is used to cure the bonding and harden it. After the bonding has been applied, Dr. Alhadef will sculpt and polish the bonding so that it perfectly matches and corrects your tooth.
While dental bonding is very versatile, it is best used for small correction to your smile. For more extensive problems, solutions like porcelain veneers, dental crowns, or instant orthodontics may be better suited.
Do I need to take special care of my bonded teeth? How long will it last?
Generally, no, special care is not needed for dental bonding. It is a good idea to stay away from harsh toothpastes and hard toothbrushes to make sure the dental bonding does not dull. It is also important to maintain good dental hygiene and visit Dr. Alhadef regularly for dental check ups.
Depending on how well you care for your teeth, dental bonding can last anywhere from 5 to ten years. If you become unsatisfied with the appearance of your dental bonding, you can come back to Dr, Alhadef to have it touched up anytime you like.
How much will my dental bonding cost?
The cost of your dental bonding will depend on a number of different factors including the number of teeth being bonded and how much bonding they each require. Dr. Alhadef is proud to offer financing options so that your dental bonding is affordable.
If you are unhappy with a few specific problems with your smile, contact cosmetic dentist Dr. Alhadef in Dallas, Texas today to schedule an initial consultation and find out if dental bonding is the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you. We can answer all of your tooth bonding questions. Call us if you are in Fort Worth, Irving, or Plano.