If you have a tooth that’s chipped, cracked, or uneven, dental bonding might be right for you. Dental bonding is when your dentist shapes a type of resin over your tooth to conceal imperfections and even out your smile.
Dental bonding is a much simpler, less invasive procedure than porcelain veneers, although they don’t last as long. First, your dentist will color-match the resin to the rest of your teeth for a natural look. An etching solution will be applied to the tooth in question to give the resin something to stick to. Then, your dentist will apply the resin over your tooth and mold it into the best shape for your mouth.
The resin will take a few minutes to cure, and after that, you should be able to use your tooth as normal. The entire procedure is quick, easy, and requires no anesthetic. You should exercise caution when using your bonded tooth for biting or chewing hard foods, as the resin is not as strong as your tooth’s natural enamel. However, if the dental bond breaks it can be easily repaired.
If you’d like to talk to your dentist about dental bonding, give our Georgetown, TX office a call today!