What is dental bonding, and how can it enhance the smile?
Dental bonding is a popular and routine cosmetic treatment that can improve your smile’s appearance. Drs. Mary Swift and Morgan Petty of Dallas, Texas, help patients who visit Dallas Laser Dentistry learn about the many cosmetic treatments available to enhance the smile and address common imperfections that may make patients self-conscious about how they look.
Why might I consider composite resin bonding?
Dental bonding is used to repair cracked or chipped teeth, close gaps between teeth, or change the shape or color of your teeth. A tooth-colored resin material is applied to the tooth’s surface during the bonding procedure. The resin is hardened with a special light. Once the resin has hardened, it is then shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth.
How long will it take to have composite resin bonding completed?
Bonding is usually done in one office visit and does not require anesthesia. The procedure can be performed by our dental team and allows patients to make more immediate improvements in their smiles.
When can I see the changes in my smile, and how long will it last?
The results of dental bonding are immediate and can last for several years with proper care. However, the bonding material may eventually need to be replaced or repaired over time as bonding will stain and discolor over time, which can be determined during regular dental examinations and cleanings to monitor their condition. While less expensive than porcelain veneers, veneers resist stainind and maintain their color for many years, which makes veneers a better cosmetic investment for most patients.
How do I care for my teeth that have been improved with dental bonding?
Dental bonding is easy to care for. You just brush and floss as you do your other teeth unless dental bonding has been used to fill gaps between the teeth. Over time, the material will naturally discolor, but this is normal, and the resin can be removed and replaced as needed.
Thank you for considering the team of Dallas Laser Dentistry to enhance your smile!
If you are considering dental bonding to improve your smile, it is critical that you consult with a qualified cosmetic dental professional such as the providers at our practice. Our dental team can assess your individual needs and determine if bonding is the right treatment option for you. Call Drs. Mary Swift and Morgan Petty of Dallas, TX, to discuss your requirements. Call the office at 469 838 5292 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 7557 Rambler Road, Suite #1023.