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By Lone Star Dental Center
February 10, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bonding  

Sometimes minimal dental flaws can be treated simply and quickly with bonding.

Not all cosmetic procedures are extensive and time-consuming. If you are only dealing with small problems like minor chips and cracks that affect your smile aesthetic but not the function of your teeth, you should talk to your Arlington, TX family dentist, Dr. Thomas Tran, Dental Bondingabout whether dental bonding is the right cosmetic treatment for you.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is when your Arlington dentist uses a tooth-colored resin to mold over certain areas of a tooth and hide small flaws. This resin material is the same kind used to fill a cavity but when it comes to using dental bonding for aesthetic reasons this procedure is completely non-invasive and painless.

When is it used?

Dental bonding is a great option for patients looking to correct these issues:

  • Chips and cracks in teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor wear
  • Small stains and discolorations
  • Minor crookedness and misshapen teeth

What is it like to get dental bonding in Arlington?

This procedure does not require any tooth preparation, impressions, or temporary restorations, which is what makes this a great cosmetic option for those looking to get a smile makeover for small imperfections.

We will apply an acid solution over the surface of your tooth (don’t worry; it won’t hurt). This acid etches into the tooth to help strengthen the attachment between the bonding material and the tooth. After about 15 seconds the acid is removed and a bonding agent is applied.

Then a putty-like composite resin is matched to the shade of your teeth and then applied. We will mold and shape it to achieve the desired look and then use a curing light to harden the layers of resin. We may also apply any finishing last touches and sculpting before polishing your tooth.

Want to find out if you are a candidate for bonding? Then it’s time to schedule a visit to see your Arlington, TX dentist, Dr. Thomas Tran. Let Lone Star Dental Center be your go-to for all of your family’s dental needs.

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