Everyone wants perfect-looking teeth. But, contrary to what you may think, no one actually has perfect teeth. We all experience issues in our oral health from time to time, such as those caused by injuries, accidents, dental hygiene, aging, or development. But to help you achieve your own perfect smile, dental bonding helps you overcome many of these problems.
Dental bonding provides many advantages to other types of cosmetic and restorative methods. These include lower cost and quicker results than veneers or crowns. If you do not like the appearance of your teeth, the odds are that our dental bonding services in Texas can help you reach your smile goals. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services in Houston.
Get Dental Bonding at our Texas Dental Offices
Lovett, Splendid, and Haven Dentistry use dental bonding for patients as part of each workday. This highly sought-after material solves many dental problems, and we use it to help you achieve a flawless smile. Even better, the material lasts for years.
Other important dental services we provide include:
- General dentistry
- Pediatric dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Orthodontics and dental braces
- Oral surgery
Dental Bonding for a Beautiful Smile
For dental bonding in Texas, your dentist applies composite resin to your tooth surfaces. This material matches the color and appearance of surrounding teeth, providing a flawless finish to your smile.
Dental bonding services in Texas start with abrading the surface of your tooth, making it rougher. This roughening of the surface helps the bonding material stick to your tooth for permanent results.
After this preparation, your dentist applies and shapes the bonding material before curing it with a special light. This curing hardens the bonding material, so it looks and functions like natural tooth material. Finally, your dentist polishes your new tooth surface to ensure its sheen matches surrounding teeth.
Dental bonding usually only takes one visit. After your appointment, you go back to your regular daily routine. You do not have to make special arrangements or concessions and feel no discomfort. The process does not require any anesthesia.
Do I Need Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding solves multiple dental issues. Fixing chipped teeth is the primary use of bonding, although it works well to fill large gaps between teeth or elongate shorter teeth to align with others. Dental bonding services also brighten your smile by covering discolored teeth, concealing amalgam fillings, or even replacing metallic fillings.
Your dentist helps you understand your options when you seek whiter, brighter teeth or need damaged teeth repaired. In many instances, your options include using dental bonding services.
While bonding permanently restores teeth, your dentist sometimes chooses to use this material temporarily. Some patients have teeth bonded while awaiting dental veneers or other permanent smile corrections.
How Do You Take Care of Your Teeth?
When you have bonded teeth, you care for these teeth just like you care for your others. You still must brush your teeth twice daily and floss each day. The bonding material is not stain-proof. So you need to avoid foods, drinks, and lifestyle choices that cause stains, such as red wine, coffee, tomato sauce, and tobacco.
Routine dental exams and teeth cleanings also play a vital role in maintaining your dental bonding. Your dentist checks these restored teeth as part of each checkup, looking for signs of wear, damage, or decay.
Some of the most important things to avoid are behaviors or habits that damage your teeth and bonding material. You should not bite your nails, chew on hard objects like pencils, or use your teeth to open bottles or other containers. Also, wear a mouthguard when playing sports.