Dental Bonding in Dallas, TX

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About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can correct chipped or broken teeth, enhance discolored teeth, and even improve the look of spaced teeth. Dr. Hamlett will simply apply a tooth-colored composite resin to any damaged/missing enamel, and then he’ll sculpt it to look like a regular part of the tooth while hiding any imperfection along the way. This is one of the fastest and most affordable cosmetic treatments we offer, and the beautiful results can easily last for up to 10 years.

Quick. Easy. Beautiful.

Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for dental bonding. Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, space between teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural-looking teeth.

Consider Dental Bonding for the Following:

  • Repair of decayed teeth
  • Repair of chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Make teeth look younger
  • Altering the shape of teeth
  • More affordable alternative to veneers

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

At Drs Hamlett and La Mastra, dental bonding can provide a great number of advantages for Dallas, TX patients wishing to elevate the look and functionality of their teeth. These benefits consist of:

  • Mends minor aesthetic concerns, such as cracks, chips, and discoloration
  • Serves as a lower-cost option versus more extensive dental procedures, such as crowns or veneers
  • Necessitates only minuscule enamel removal, preserving the existing tooth structure
  • Fast and comfortable procedure
  • Enhances tooth size, shape, and position
  • Expands the sturdiness and stability of weakened or worn-down teeth
  • Produces lasting outcomes
  • Could improve a person's self-confidence about their teeth

Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

Teeth bonding is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment and can enhance the appearance and functionality of teeth that suffer from many conditions such as those mentioned above. To determine your candidacy Drs. La Mastra and Hamlett will first have to determine if you are eligible for teeth bonding and if your teeth will benefit from the procedure. Dental bonding is typically reserved for teeth that have mild to moderate dental issues. If you have teeth that are extensively damaged our doctors may recommend other procedures that may better benefit your smile, the functionality of your teeth, as well as your overall oral health. This will all be determined in your initial consultation that will consider your goals and dental health.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

There are two types of bonding in dentistry, direct composite bonding, and adhesive bonding. Direct composite bonding refers to the process of the dentist using materials to repair or enhance teeth as opposed to adhesive bonding that refers to the process of attaching a restoration, like veneers, to a tooth. This section refers to the direct composite method where Dr. Hamlett will apply the bonding materials directly to the teeth and expertly sculpt the materials to the surfaces of the teeth that show most prominently when you smile. To achieve the desired look the patient wants, Drs. Hamlett and La Mastra must take into consideration the dental health of the patient as well as the artistic factors that will bring out their winning smile.

What Can I Expect after Dental Bonding?

Once you've had dental bonding, you should not consume staining food and beverages (such as coffee, tea, and tobacco) for at least 48 hours. The bonding material can stain and chip, so don’t bite down on hard objects such as hard candy, fingernails, and pens, and clean your teeth right after eating. Bonded teeth should be cared for like regular teeth with regular flossing and brushing. Dental cleanings at our facility can help to polish away stains from the composite resin. With ideal care, bonding may last up to ten years. During your annual dental exam, our team will help you determine if the dental bonding procedure needs to be re-done to maintain your smile.

Dental Bonding FAQ

Does dental bonding hurt?

No, dental bonding isn’t painful. When Dr. Hamlett or Dr. La Mastra applies bonding to repair a tooth, they are only working on the surface of the tooth. Some people may experience tooth sensitivity after the procedure is finished, but this is often easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and typically goes away quickly.

How long does dental bonding last?

With proper oral hygiene, regular checkups, and avoiding chewing on ice or hard foods, many people can see their dental bonding last up to 10 years before needing touch-up treatment.

Does dental bonding look natural?

Yes, it does. The composite resin used for dental bonding comes in a wide variety of colors, giving us the ability to match it to the natural color of the surrounding teeth blending it seamlessly into your smile.

How much does dental bonding cost?

The cost of dental bonding varies depending on the extent of treatment needed, but it is generally considered one of the more affordable cosmetic dental procedures. During a consultation in Dallas, TX, we can provide a more personalized estimate. Our goal is to help you achieve the smile of your dreams while working within your budget.

Can I eat and drink normally after dental bonding?

Yes, you can eat and drink normally after dental bonding. However, to prevent discoloration of the bonded teeth, it is recommended that you avoid consuming staining foods and beverages for at least 48 hours after the procedure. If you have any concerns about what you can eat or drink, Dr. Hamlett will be happy to provide instructions tailored to your case.

What is the difference between dental bonding and veneers?

Both dental bonding and veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth, but they are two distinct procedures. Bonding involves applying a composite resin to the surface of the tooth, while veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Bonding is ideal for minor cosmetic issues, while veneers are better suited for more extensive changes.

Ready to Transform Your Smile?

Dental bonding is a simple yet transformative procedure that can correct several cosmetic dental issues like gaps, chips, and minor stains. Conveniently performed in our office, this cost-effective treatment involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the affected area, which is then shaped and hardened for a natural look. The best part? The whole process is typically quick, often requiring just a single visit. Don't let minor imperfections hold back your smile; contact us to schedule your dental bonding consultation and reveal a brighter, more confident you.

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