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"I really appreciated the time Eric Koch took to repair my tooth. This was my first visit to a dentist since moving to Tx. They called to check up on me the next day and Eric Koch called the following day himself. He did an excellent job and showed he cared more about my comfort then the amount of time it took to get it perfect. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank You so much."

Diane

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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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Dental Bonding

Are there Advantages to Dental Bonding?

One of the advantages that leads many patients to dental boding is that it is one of the easiest and least costly of all cosmetic dental procedures. Other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers and crowns, may require manufacturing in a laboratory. The dental bonding procedures usually requires only one office visit. Dental bonding enables Dr. Koch to save more of the enamel of your own tooth, unlike procedures involving veneers and crowns, and as previously mentioned, the use of anesthesia is usually not required for the dental bonding procedure, unless the restorative process requires Dr. Koch to repair a cavity.

Because of the advantages associated with dental bonding, Dr. Koch recommends dental bonding for small, restorative corrections to repair cracked or chipped teeth, and to correct teeth in areas with low bite pressure, for instance, your front teeth.

Will Dental Bonding Warrant Special Dental Care?

Family & Implant Dental Care always recommends good dental health practices to maintain your overall good oral health. The same practices are applicable for the care of your teeth that received dental bonding. For example, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit our office for regular professional check ups and dental cleanings.

One consideration as to special dental care required after dental bonding is that bonding materials can chip; therefore, you should no longer

  • bite your fingernails
  • chew on pens, ice, or other hard food objects
  • use your bonded teeth as a bottle opener

If your bonded tooth becomes jagged or feels unusual when you bite down, please contact our office immediately.

Is Dental Bonding Permanent?

The resin composite used in your dental bonding procedure usually lasts from three to ten years; however, this time-frame depends on the amount of bonding you initially needed and how you maintained your bonded teeth over the years. Again, proper dental practices help to maximize the durability of your dental bonding.

Is Dental Bonding Cost Effective?

The cost of dental bonding fluctuates, as do most dental treatments. You will want to check with your dental insurance provider to determine coverage allowed for dental bonding in your dental plan. In most cases, insurance dental plans provide for either full or partial coverage for dental bonding.

What Can I Expect?

As with any cosmetic dental procedure, you can expect excellent results. For instance, consider your cracked or chipped tooth that prevented you from smiling? Gone! At Family & Implant Dental Care, we create a very natural looking smile for you by maintaining the integrity of your natural teeth. Our dental bonding repair will match in the size, shape, and color of your own teeth. What can you expect? You can expect dental bonding to be a safe and simple procedure that leaves you smiling.