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Dental Bonding

Dental Gaps, Chips, Cracks and other Cosmetic Dental Problems

A dental procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied to the tooth, and cured with a visible, blue light. This ultimately "bonds" the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance of your smile.

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Cosmetic Dentist Jasper in Southeast Texas

Dental Bonding

Trouble-Free Tooth Repair: Dental Bonding

When your dental concerns warrant repair to correct tooth gaps, chips, cracks, and other cosmetic dental irregularities, Dr. Koch, of Family & Implant Dental Care of Jasper, Texas, may recommend a procedure known as dental bonding. To perform dental bonding, Dr. Koch uses a tooth-colored resin composite. He applies the composite to your teeth then hardens it with a special light created for the bonding procedure. The light activates the resin causing it to adhere to the tooth. Dental bonding easily restores and corrects your smile.

When is Dental Bonding Appropriate?

If during your regular dental examination, Dr. Koch discovers any of the following conditions, he may recommend dental bonding:

  • You have a decayed tooth
  • You have a chipped or cracked tooth
  • You have a discolored tooth
  • You have teeth with gaps or spaces
  • You have teeth that appear too short

What is involved in the Dental Bonding Procedure?

Unlike other dental procedures, dental bonding to restore a chipped tooth or a cracked tooth requires an insignificant amount of preparation. Normally, the use of anesthesia is not necessary unless Dr. Koch is using dental bonding to repair a decayed tooth. To maintain the natural look of your smile, Dr. Koch selects a composite resin shade that closely matches the color of your tooth.

The initial step of the dental bonding procedure requires Dr. Koch to roughen the surface of your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid. This process allows the dental bonding material to readily adhere to the surface of your tooth. Then, he applies a tooth-colored, putty-like resin, molding it and smoothing it into a contoured shape suited for your tooth. After the resin composite is in place, Dr. Koch hardens the material with an especially-design ultraviolet light. Once the material has hardened, Dr. Koch evaluates the look and shape of the resin. If needed, he will trim the resin to create a more natural look. Finally, Dr. Koch polishes the newly applied resin to match the sheen of the rest of the surface of your tooth. Normally, the time allocated for the dental bonding procedure is between 30 to 60 minutes to complete, per tooth.