Using composite resin bonding to enhance the smile

Dental Bonding | Houston, TX

At Royal Dental, patients in the area of Houston, TX can obtain quality dental care for general, cosmetic, and restorative needs. When patients need to repair areas of the smile, they are often looking for fast and affordable solutions. This is when our dental team may encourage patients to consider the benefits of composite resin bonding

What is composite resin bonding?

If a tooth needs to be repaired or filled, patients often turn to composite resin bonding. Composite resin bonding is a treat that provides same-day treatment for a tooth that is cosmetically or functionally affected. Patients who have areas of tooth decay will often request a composite resin filling as opposed to other materials because it closely resembles the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This ensures that patients have dental repairs that are not noticeable within their smile. Additionally, composite resin bonding can play a cosmetic role. This material is often used as a substitute for more expensive solutions for aesthetic issues such as the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers. Composite resin bonding is a clay-like material that the dentist can place onto the tooth, shape into place, harden, and polish to complete the look.

Composite resin bonding may be used for:

• Gapped teeth

• Broken teeth

• Misaligned teeth

• Permanently stained teeth

• Chipped teeth

• Unusually shaped teeth

At Royal Dental, our professionals can evaluate a patient and determine if they are appropriate for composite resin bonding. This material is known to last many years before it needs to be replaced, often due to staining and discoloration that naturally occurs over time. Patients are welcome to consult with our team to decide if composite resin bonding is appropriate for their specific needs and desires.

Ready to learn more about composite resin bonding?

Contact the team at Royal Dental today to book your consultation visit and discuss your options for enhancing your smile! Our professionals can help at one of our eight locations in the Houston, TX community, including those in Sugar Land, Humble, Baytown, and Pearland. Our primary office line to schedule an appointment is (713) 330-7700.

Dental Bonding

dental bonding at royal dental usa in houston txWhen it comes to our cosmetic services at Royal Dental, dental bonding is one of our simplest, most affordable procedures. Bonding uses a composite resin that can be shaped and polished to exactly match the color of the surrounding teeth. The resin is bonded onto the tooth being addressed, hence the name.

Bonding can solve a variety of cosmetic issues with the teeth: It can be used to make the teeth appear longer than they actually are; it can close slight spaces between teeth; and it can improve the look of discolored or chipped teeth.

Bonding and the application of porcelain veneers can have similar goals, such as covering a chipped or discolored tooth. Veneers require multiple office visits because the tooth or teeth in question need to be measured and then a portion shaved off the front to make room for the veneer. Then a lab needs to create the veneers. When completed, the patient returns to have the veneers applied. In contrast, bonding can be done in one visit. And because nothing needs to be fabricated at a lab, bonding is a less expensive option.

How is bonding done?

After deciding what area is to be addressed, tooth-colored resin is matched to the exact color of the surrounding teeth. Once satisfied with the color, the dentist then applies the resin to the tooth and reshapes it as needed to correct the problem (i.e. lengthening a short tooth or widening a narrow tooth). To set the resin, a laser or ultraviolet light is used.

How long will dental bonding last?

With proper oral hygiene, which in this case is the same as the hygiene you provide to your natural teeth, dental bonds can last up to 15 years.

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