Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is designed to build up areas at the front of your smile that are chipped, cracked, broken or teeth that have gaps and spaces between them. Using a putty-like material that matches to your tooth color, we are able to delicately shape the resin to fit your smile's needs. The beauty about bonding is that it not only looks natural, but it's incredibly durable as well. The vast majority of bonding work can last for 10 or more years depending on the amount of wear it receives.

Why is Dental Bonding needed?

The reason you might need or want bonding is because you're looking to enhance your smile. Your front teeth might have chipped, cracked, or slightly broken and you're looking for a way to improve their appearance without the need for invasive cosmetic procedures. Likewise, it's not uncommon for patients with gaps and spaces between their teeth to benefit from bonding, since the material works to close up these gaps. Most patients require little to no anesthetic during the bonding procedure.

Who is a candidate for Dental Bonding?

Bonding is best suited to more minor imperfections. It is not often beneficial for patients who need extensive dental work or who would be better suited to having veneers placed. We can examine your front teeth to determine if bonding is right for you. Your front teeth should be healthy enough to be bonded and free of other dental problems.

What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?

The bonding process will begin by slightly roughing up the front teeth. We then apply a bonding gel to the area needing work. A composite resin material is matched to the color of the tooth and applied to the area where it is needed. We carefully detail the material so that it mimics the natural shape of the tooth. The material is then cured and hardened with a special dental light. You should brush and floss around the bonded area as you would normally. With the right care, the bonding should last for years before replacement is needed.

If you think you might need dental bonding, call our Tyler, TX office today to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly team members.