Posted by Dr. Bishay on Mar 15 2022, 08:05 AM
Minor trauma, impact, or a fall might leave you with damaged or chipped teeth. This is highly unfortunate but it is still a common scenario.
So, what can you do to get your smile and confidence back?
If the issue with your teeth is minor, and you need an immediate and effective method to fix it, you should opt for dental bonding.
In this article, Dr. Bishay at Grace Dental in Sugar Land, Texas, explains the procedure of dental bonding.
Dental bonding is the process of using a tooth-colored resin to repair minor tooth damage or hide discoloration. It is a safe and validated method for tooth repair, aimed to solve cosmetic dental emergencies.
Smaller areas of physical damage on the teeth such as chips, recess, and surface irregularities can be corrected by dental bonding.
You can also opt for bonding to remove stains from the teeth and fix minor gaps between them. Bonding gives a natural appearance to the teeth post-treatment.
Bonding is a simple procedure that can be completed in a single dental visit. You can repair a single tooth in one go. Moreover, if you have minor chipping, you will not even require an anesthetic.
To start things off, the dentist will do a preliminary dental examination to see the actual state of your dental health and assess your candidacy for the bonding treatment. This may include an X-ray if the dentist suspects that the damage is more extensive. If it is, they will recommend other treatment options.
If the dentist is sure that the damage is minor and can be fixed with bonding, your teeth will be cleaned and a special gel will be applied to help the bonding material adhere to the tooth surface. The resin will be fixed with strong adhesives and cured using UV light. Once it hardens, your teeth will be given final touches to get a polished look.
The bonding resin is extremely durable and lasts for 8-10 years on average. You just need to follow a proper dental care routine that includes regular brushing and flossing and avoid excess sugar, smoking, and alcohol consumption to make the bonding last longer.
Contact Grace Dental today for expert advice on dental bonding and other treatments. You can call (281) 340-1333 or visit our office at 5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498, for a comprehensive consultation.
5022 US-90 ALT suite c, Sugar Land, TX 77498
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Phone: (281) 340-1333