Cosmetic Bonding in Fort Worth
West 7th Smiles is proud to offer complete cosmetic bonding procedures to help restore damage and defects of the teeth to create a perfect smile. Dental bonding is a simple procedure that uses tooth-colored resin to resolve certain issues impacting the health, function, and appearance of teeth. Using a durable material, the bonding material is applied to the teeth. Then, with the aid of a special light, the material is quickly hardened to provide a long-lasting solution to promote oral health. Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, DDS is pleased to offer bonding as part of his cosmetic dentistry services.
What Does Cosmetic Bonding Fix?
Bonding teeth can fix a diversity of issues impacting your oral health and the appearance of your teeth. Often, teeth are bonded to help repair areas of decay, offering the perfect alternative to amalgam fillings.
In addition, chipped and cracked teeth can be repaired, while certain cosmetic flaws can be resolved using the bonding procedure. Since the material is easy to work with and can be molded to fit any need, bonding can be used to close spaces between the teeth or change the shape of the teeth entirely. Bonding can also be used to protect areas of exposed root caused from a receding gum line.
Tooth Bonding Procedure
Tooth bonding is a simple procedure that offers little to no discomfort due to the latest innovations in dentistry. Prior to bonding, the tooth will be prepared, at which point anesthesia may be required. If the tooth has decay, Dr. Gonzalez will first remove the decay and clean the tooth. If no decay is present, most preparation procedures are minimal.
Once the tooth is ready for bonding, the surface of the tooth will be roughened to allow the resin to bond. A conditioning liquid is applied allowing the material to adhere to the teeth. Then, an enamel-colored resin is applied and molded to the tooth to create the ideal natural-looking appearance.
Finally, an ultraviolet light or laser is used to quicken the hardening time of the material. Once the material has hardened, Dr. Gonzalez will then smooth the area and repair any areas that may hurt the appearance or comfort of the tooth. After a quick polish, you’ll have a beautifully restored tooth to create an amazing smile. From start to finish, the entire procedure should take no more than an hour to complete.
What are the Benefits to Bonding?
Bonded teeth not only improve the appearance of your smile, but also promote your oral health. When used to treat cavities, exposed root, or chipped or cracked teeth, the health of the tooth will be restored to prevent any additional damage. Not to mention, it’s one of the easiest and most cost effective forms of cosmetic dentistry that offers an alternative to veneers and crowns. With customized results, you’ll have a long-lasting beautiful smile with only one office visit.
If you have damage to your teeth, it’s time to give Dr. Gonzalez a call at West 7th Smiles. As a cosmetic dentist, he will repair damage and enhance the beauty of your smile with cosmetic bonding.