Questions About Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is one treatment you can get when you need to restore the pleasing appearance of your teeth. It is usually made of tooth-colored composite resin material and the procedure can be done in just one in-office visit to your Plano TX dentist. It is also one of the most affordable procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

Below are a few common questions about tooth bonding that can give you an idea if it’s the right procedure for your dental problem:

What Can Tooth Bonding Fix?

Tooth bonding can instantly fix discolored, chipped or broken teeth, and even close gaps between natural teeth. It can also help improve or change the shape of your teeth making it longer or less sharp at the edges. Bonding can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings because it can give a more pleasing end result due to its tooth-colored finish.

How is Tooth Bonding Performed?

When you visit your dentist, he must first find the matching shade for the composite resin based on your natural teeth color. When that’s done, he will then clean and slightly etch the surface of your tooth to roughen it. Then a conditioning solution will be applied to help the resin attach or settle faster onto your tooth.

That’s basically all the preparation needed before the putty-like composite resin can be applied. Your Plano dentist will then shape and smoothen the resin until it gets the proper shape and size.

An ultraviolet (UV) laser or light will be used to harden the composite resin layer. Once fully settled, your dentist will do the finishing touches such as trimming and polishing the bonded tooth.

How Long Will the Procedure Take?

The length of the procedure only takes about 30 minutes to an hour for one tooth.

How Can I Start with my Treatment?

It’s best to consult with your dentist regarding tooth bonding and other cosmetic dental procedures you would like to have. Your dentist can perform the necessary checkups and exams to determine which treatment is best.

Please call Plano Smile Studio at 972-398-2550 to have your checkup today. The clinic is headed by Dr. John M. Hucklebridge, D.D.S. F.A.G.D.