Dr. Phillips, your local dentist in Fort Worth Texas uses dental bonding to sculpt individual teeth with a special tooth-like material that looks, acts and feels like the real thing. Bonding quickly fills in gaps, corrects chipped teeth, blends stains, and lengthens teeth. Bonding is an affordable, quick and painless way to repair many cosmetic flaws or injuries.
There are many advantages. Dental bonding is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. Unlike veneers and crowns, which are customized tooth coverings that must be manufactured in a lab, bonding usually can be done in one office visit unless several teeth are involved. Another advantage, compared with veneers and crowns, is that the least amount of tooth enamel is removed. Also, unless dental bonding is being performed to fill a cavity, anesthesia is usually not required.
For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered?
To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
To repair chipped or cracked teeth
To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
To close spaces between teeth
To make teeth look longer
To change the shape of teeth
As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
How It Works
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.