Dental Bonding in Greenville, TX

Whether a dentist recommends covering exposed teeth roots or needs to adhere a crown to a tooth, they will use dental bonding techniques to accomplish these tasks. Without the adhesives that they use every day, dentists would not be able to accomplish many of the dental miracles that save people’s teeth and their appearance.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Bonding is one of the most cost-effective and simple cosmetic dental procedures. Most dental bonds can be completed in one visit. Crowns and veneers are more complicated cosmetic procedures that may require multiple appointments. Dental bonding can be used to hide unsightly gaps and save time and money. Anesthesia is not usually required unless dental bonding has been used to fill a cavity.

Dental bonding can be a great option for improving the appearance of damaged or stained teeth. You can use bonding to fix a variety of cosmetic dental issues:

  • Restore chipped or cracked teeth
  • Staining or discolored teeth can be improved
  • Fill large gaps between your teeth
  • You can change the shape of your teeth to create a uniform appearance

Adhesives Used for Bonding

Bonding materials not only secure crowns on teeth, but they can “glue” a badly cracked or broken tooth back together, cover cracks or chips, or cover the gap between the two teeth. Our dentist at Graham Family Dental uses high-quality adhesives like:

  • Glass-ionomers
  • Zinc Polycarboxylate
  • Composite resins

Dentists can apply most bonding materials on wet or dry teeth and harden, or cure, them by using curing lights. Our dentist in Greenville, TX has some of the best training in the industry for using high-quality adhesives to restore or change the appearance of teeth. They will recommend an adhesive that will do a good job for you and match its color to your teeth, so the work looks natural.

Dental Bonding Procedure

Preparation. Dental bonding requires little preparation. Dental bonding does not usually require anesthesia unless it is used to replace a damaged tooth. To match your tooth’s color, our dentist will use a shade guide.

The bonding procedure. Our dentist will prepare the tooth’s surface and then apply a conditioning fluid. These are necessary to ensure that the bonding material sticks to the tooth. The resin, which is tooth-colored and putty-like, is applied to the teeth, then molded and smoothed to achieve the desired shape. The material is then hardened using a laser or bright light. Our dentist will then trim the material and shape it once it has hardened. Then, polish it to match the rest of your tooth’s surface!

Time to complete treatment. The process of tooth bonding can take between 30 and 60 minutes per tooth.

Taking Care of Teeth after Bonding

Once your teeth undergo bonding, you can take care of them as you normally do by brushing your teeth two times per day with fluoride paste or gel and flossing them. However, you’ll want to avoid foods or drinks that can stain the material because the adhesives can easily stain. Some of the foods and drinks to avoid include:

  • Red wines
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Berries
  • Beets
  • Curries
  • Tomato-based sauces
  • Colas

These foods or drinks contain ingredients like tannins, pigments, and acids that can leave behind stains. To lessen their effect, rinse your mouth with water after consuming them, drink cold drinks through a straw, or chewing gums containing xylitol. The gum ingredient stimulates saliva, which helps to wash out the mouth.

Coverage for Dental Bonding

If dental bonding takes place to improve the appearance of teeth or for cosmetic purposes, then your dental insurance plan may not cover the costs. However, if our dentist at Graham Family Dental in Greenville, TX uses bonding techniques to repair a tooth or cover its roots at the gum line, then that is considered restorative or preventive, and your plan should cover it.

Bonding teeth is usually quick and painless and may only require one treatment to improve how your teeth look.

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