If you have a single chipped, cracked, or discolored tooth, there’s a quick cosmetic dentistry solution call tooth bonding that can most likely help you maintain your confidence in your smile without costing as much as a tooth implant or other more in-depth procedure
Tooth bonding is a procedure where we apply a tooth-colored composite resin to one or more of your teeth to repair the cracked, chipped, or discolored tooth/teeth. We usually only recommend this for individual teeth, because it lasts for about 10 years, and if it needs to be applied to multiple teeth, there may be a better, more permanent solution.
How to Prepare for Your Tooth Bonding Procedure
This is the easiest part of the procedure! Scheduling an appointment to have bonding applied to a tooth just requires calling or filling our our online contact form. Since there’s no anesthesia necessary unless we’re filling a cavity as well, you can just show up and feel like it’s practically a normal dental visit without stress or dental anxiety of what’s to come.
How We Perform the Procedure
Because this is probably the most easiest procedure we offer at Pickett Family Dental in Keller, we create a composite to match the color of your tooth, etch into the surface of the tooth that we’re applying the composite to, and coat it with a conditioning liquid to support the bonding process.
Once we apply the resin, we shape it to match the tooth that is the symmetrical opposite. After it’s shaped, we harden it using ultraviolet light and then polish it until it matches the rest of your teeth perfectly. The entire procedure takes 30 – 45 minutes, with more time if there’s multiple teeth being done.
How Long Does Teeth Bonding Last
This really depends on your personal oral habits, from what you eat, to chewing on your nails or other objects. The better you treat the tooth, the longer it will last. If you take proper care of it with healthy oral habits, the tooth boding should last up to 10 years.