kid with thumbs up after dental bonding You’ve come to the right place at Lovett Dental Gulfgate if you need dental bonding. Our dentists and hygienists are experts in the field of dentistry, and our dedicated team is here to assist with all your dental needs. No teeth are perfect, and we want to help you achieve that radiant smile you’ve always imagined. Our cosmetic dentistry is second to none. Plus, our dental bonding services utilize the latest advancements in medical technology to improve your teeth’ look and shape so that you can smile with confidence.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding – also known as tooth bonding – is a cosmetic dental procedure. It involves applying a tooth-colored plastic material to the existing surface of a patient’s tooth to improve or restore the appearance. First, the dentist applies the material as a malleable resin. Then, the dentist will then shape that resin to achieve the desired aesthetic. Finally, the bond will be hardened using a special light. This light seals the material to the underlying tooth, giving it the appearance of real enamel.

Thus, dental bonding is fairly unintrusive as far as specialty dental procedures go. Anesthetic isn’t usually necessary, except when drilling is needed or the tooth is close to a nerve. Ultimately, it’s a procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile – either for cosmetic reasons or because their original teeth have been damaged.

When Do You Know You Need Dental Bonding?

Your general dentist will suggest bonding if necessary to fix any rot, chips, or decay. Or you may choose to have the procedure done if you are unsatisfied with your teeth’ cosmetic appearance. So, here are a few scenarios what you may consider dental bonding:

  • You chipped or cracked a tooth.
  • Your teeth have decayed from cavities.
  • Your teeth have become discolored, and whitening hasn’t worked.
  • You want to change the shape of your teeth.
  • You want to tighten gaps in between your teeth.

Most dentists recommend front teeth bonding to fix cosmetic issues– not as a permanent solution to more serious structural problems. It’s great for improving the outer appearance of your teeth. But, if there are underlying problems with the roots or gums, a more involved procedure may be necessary.

What is the Dental Bonding Procedure?

The dental bonding procedure is usually lax and straightforward. Anesthesia isn’t always necessary. But, it may be required in certain situations. For instance, anesthesia will be used if the tooth is severely decayed, and the dentist needs to drill. Or if the underlying teeth need to be shaped in a particular fashion.

The procedure will begin with the dentist roughening the outside of the tooth to create a surface that will be easier for the bond to attach itself. Then, the dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to the surface and shape it as necessary. Next, a light or laser will then be used to harden the resin, and the dentist will then shave, trim, or polish the material to achieve the desired shape. It’s a quick procedure and should only take about an hour, depending on how many teeth need to be bonded. Front teeth bonding can completely change your appearance and give you a new lease on life.

Reach Out to Lovett Dental Gulfgate

See us at Lovett Dental Gulfgate if you are unhappy with your smile. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the dental bonding procedure and let you know what to expect. Everyone deserves to be able to smile with confidence. Contact Lovett Dental Gulfgate at 832.501.3191 today if you are interested in our dental bonding services.