At R. Ben Alexander, DDS, our expert team can restore your damaged tooth or make esthetic changes that will improve the appearance of your smile. This cosmetic dentistry solution is affordable, durable, and long-lasting. Dental bonding is non-invasive and an ideal restoration for children and adults who are too busy for alternative procedures like dental veneers and crowns. To learn more or plan your next visit, call our office or schedule an appointment online.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding: A Natural Looking Solution
If you have a damaged tooth and you are looking for a natural looking restoration, consider restorative bonding. In this procedure, Dr. Alexander applies a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth and blend it to the natural shape and color of your tooth. We then harden it in place with a special dental light, effectively bonding it to the tooth. R. Ben Alexander, DDS, we will ensure that, regardless of the type of restoration you receive, your smile will look amazing.
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure
Bonding is a non-invasive procedure and one of the most comfortable restorations that can fill gaps between your teeth, reshape your teeth, and cover unwanted stains. Dental bonding is also an affordable option at R. Ben Alexander, DDS because we do use a third party lab, which decreases your cost. First, Dr. Alexander will roughen the tooth slightly and apply a conditioning liquid. Next, they will place the resin material that matches the shade of your teeth. We will shape the material to match the tooth size, before hardening it in place. The procedure is comfortable and most people do not need any anesthesia or pain medication.
How Long Will Tooth Bonding Last?
The dental bonding procedure will take about 30 to 60 minutes but restorative bonding can last for several decades or several years. Taking care of your teeth will help to increase their longevity. To help the dental bonding stay intact be sure to brush with a soft or electronic toothbrush, so you do not risk eroding your teeth and your restoration. You need to also avoid eating food that is too acidic, while also avoiding any activities that can break or chip your teeth. While bonding material is strong and durable, it is not as strong as a dental crown can be. If you are looking for a longer lasting restoration, then you may want to consider that option as well.
Is a Tooth Bonding Procedure Reversible?
Yes, since we apply bonding without removing the enamel on your teeth, the process is reversible. If you want to change course and restore your teeth or change their appearance with an alternative procedure in the future, you can. While most of our patients are satisfied with the appearance of their teeth after the bonding procedure, some use this as a temporary solution while considering more long-term improvements.
For more information about dental bonding or to plan your next visit with Dr. R. Ben Alexander, DDS in Mckinney, Texas, call our office or schedule online.