What Is Dental Bonding?
By June Goodall, DDS & Associates
November 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Small imperfections in your smile can have a huge effect, especially if they occur on your front, most visible teeth. You may feel like these dental bondingcases of mostly insignificant, yet irritating imperfections may not be bad enough to warrant a cosmetic dentistry procedure like a dental veneer. Luckily, dental bonding can quickly and easily correct these issues with a non-invasive simple procedure. Find out more about dental bonding with Dr. June Goodall serving the West side of Houston, TX.

What is dental bonding? 
Dental bonding is a simple procedure which allows dentists to correct small cosmetic imperfections in the teeth quickly and efficiently. The procedure itself involves molding a composite resin material directly onto the teeth. The materials are ideal for correcting small flaws like chips or a slightly uneven tooth. Bonding is also often used to round out overly pointed teeth, close small gaps, and change the shape of the tooth.

What can I expect from a bonding procedure? 
Your dentist will mold the bonding materials directly onto your teeth during a dental appointment. The appointment begins with your dentist cleaning the teeth and applying an etching solution to the teeth to roughen the surface and ensure a proper bond. Then, your dentist uses special dental tools to shape the bonding materials onto the tooth and form them into the correct shape to provide the desired effect. A special UV light aimed at the tooth sets the materials and hardens them into their final form.

Dental Bonding in West Houston
Caring for your teeth after a bonding procedure remains the same as before. Brush twice daily and floss at least once. Use a soft toothbrush to avoid damage to oral tissues. Additionally, use a new strand of floss for each quarter of your mouth to decrease the chance of spreading bacteria from one area of the mouth to another. Finally, be sure to see your dentist at least twice a year for routine dental check-ups and professional dental cleanings.

For more information on dental bonding, please contact Dr. Goodall serving the West side of Houston, TX. Call (713) 461-3200 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Goodall today!

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