Cosmetic dentistry. What comes to mind when you hear those words? Celebrities on the red carpet? World-famous athletes giving a press conference after a game? Or maybe even a politician giving a stump speech?
What else comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably equate cosmetic dentistry with the word “expensive.” You think of it as something you can’t possibly afford.
But the truth is advances in dental technology have placed cosmetic dentistry closer in reach than ever before. You might even be shocked to learn how affordable many cosmetic dentistry procedures are these days.
At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer dental bonding: one of the most affordable and attractive cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. So in today’s post of our dental health blog, we’re going to tell you more about dental bonding. We’ll tell you the flaws dental bonding can correct in your smile and look at how the treatment is performed. Let’s get started!
Dental Bonding Can Cover Minor Flaws in Your Smile
Dental bonding, also called tooth bonding, is a fast and affordable procedure which can correct many different flaws with your smile. Dental bonding is quick and painless; we use composite resin (the same material used in tooth-colored fillings) to restore the natural structure of your tooth.
Composite resin is a blended mix of plastic and glass which looks just like natural teeth, we even match the same of the composite resin to that of your natural teeth. We can use dental bonding to repair small caps or cracks in your teeth. We can also use it to correct misshapen or unevenly space teeth. We can even use it to cover stains and deep discolorations on your teeth.
Dental Bonding is a Quick and Painless Procedure
One of the best parts of dental bonding is not just that it’s effective, but that it’s extremely fast. We can complete dental bonding in just a single visit, it normally takes an hour or less for each tooth we need to repair. It’s so painless that we generally don’t even need to use anesthesia. (Dental sedation is available if you’re nervous or anxious about the procedure.)
We begin by roughing the surface of your tooth to allow the resin to adhere to your tooth. We then apply a special adhesive to keep the composite resin in place. After color-matching the composite resin to your other teeth, it is applied in a liquid form to the tooth. We then mold and shape it to cover the flaw in the tooth. Once it is in place, we use a special high-intensity light to hardened it. Then the resin is trimmed, shaped, and polished to perfection.
Not only is dental bonding painless, you will recover extremely fast from the procedure. Many people have no symptoms at all, but you may experience some minor sensitivity. For the first couple of days after the bonding has been performed you’ll need to avoid dark-colored foods and drinks which can stain the bonding. That’s all there is to it!
Although dental bonding is an excellent option for many flaws, it is not always the most effective option for different problems. We may recommend dental crowns or dental veneers for more serious cosmetic flaws which require more stain-resistance and durability.
Make An Appointment
Are you ready to learn more about dental bonding or your other options for cosmetic dentistry? Then contact the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, to learn more. We can help you determine if dental bonding is right for you. We can even get you signed up for our preferred plan to get you a discount on your service, or tell you more about our flexible payment options. Call us today at 713-364-8990.