4300 N Josey Ln Suite 100 Carrollton, TX 75010

Teeth Bonding Carrollton, TX

A single stained or chipped tooth can impact your smile aesthetics. Other cosmetic dental treatments can fix your tooth, but what if it’s a small fix? Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite to cover minor cosmetic imperfections. At Hebron Family Dental, teeth bonding in our Carrollton, TX, office can address discolored and damaged teeth. Dental bonding offers quick treatment and natural-looking results. 

Teeth Bonding in Carrollton TX

What Can Dental Bonding Treat?

Bonding treatment addresses a variety of small cosmetic imperfections. Dental bonding can treat:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Black triangles

Tooth bonding is a minimally invasive treatment. It also offers the following:

  • Conservative treatment
  • Affordable care
  • Minimal preparation
  • Same-day treatment 

Dental bonding does not require expensive materials or multiple dental visits to get the desired results. Teeth bonding offers a quick fix for tooth damage, stains, and other problems in the smile line.

Teeth Bonding in Carrollton, TX

Before dental bonding treatment, you will visit us for an initial consultation. During this visit, we will ensure you are in good oral health. We will treat signs of infection before tooth bonding. Additionally, we will ensure that bonding is the best option for your cosmetic problems. 

Then, to begin treatment, we clean your teeth and use a shade guide. This shade guide ensures we can match single teeth to other natural teeth. We will create your custom shade with the bonding material. Then, we lightly roughen the tooth’s surface and apply a conditioning liquid.

Tooth preparation ensures the bonding material will stay on the tooth. In most cases, we do not need anesthetic for this preparation.

We apply the bonding material to prepared teeth, shaping and sculpting them into the correct shape. The material is putty-like and easily moldable. We will double-check the material so it does not impact your bite. Then, we use a curing light to harden the bonding material.

We trim the material as needed. Finally, we polish your teeth for a natural shine. It takes thirty to sixty minutes to complete the bonding treatment. Bonding has no downtime; you can return to your day after treatment.

Caring for Dental Bonding

Follow these tips to care for tooth bonding properly:

  • Avoid staining foods and drinks: You can discolor your newly bonded teeth. Do not drink tea, wine, or coffee directly after you receive teeth bonding treatment. Additionally, avoid tomato sauces, berries, and other pigmented foods.
  • Brush and floss: When you brush, use a soft-bristled brush. Do not use toothpaste with abrasives that can scratch your bonding. Remember to floss before brushing. Flossing will remove food and bacteria from between teeth and prevent infection. 
  • Avoid hard foods or objects: You can chip or crack your bonding if you directly bite on hard foods. Do not chew on ice or use your teeth as tools. You will need to repair or replace your bonding if you damage it.
  • Visit the dentist regularly: At regular visits, we will examine and clean your teeth and gums. We will also ensure that your bonding stays bright and even. 

Teeth Bonding FAQs

Discover more about dental bonding with answers to these common patient questions:

Are veneers more expensive than dental bonding?

Veneers are typically more expensive than tooth bonding. Dental veneers can also cover all of the teeth in the smile line. Veneers last longer and use more costly materials. Dental laboratories also create veneers from dental impressions.

Dental bonding is best for one or two teeth. Because we do not need dental labs to provide tooth bonding, there are fewer costs and shorter treatment times. Tooth bonding also uses composite as opposed to porcelain. 

How long does dental bonding last?

With the right care, bonding can last ten or more years. Brush and floss your bonded teeth, natural teeth, and gums daily. Visit the dentist regularly. At routine visits, we thoroughly clean your mouth and keep track of your bonded teeth. We help ensure your bonded teeth stay bright.

Do bonded teeth look natural?

Yes, a bonded tooth or teeth should look natural. We color-match bonding material to your tooth. Because we can shape the material, we can match the length and width of your teeth. Your bonded teeth should blend in with other natural teeth.

Can you whiten dental bonding?

Teeth whitening products do not work on bonded teeth. Teeth bonding uses resin or composite to cover teeth. Bonding can also change the shade of teeth, making it a good treatment for single-stained teeth. We can lighten the shade of stained teeth with dental bonding. We can also change the color of your bonding if you have old, discolored material.

Will tooth bonding ruin teeth?

Unlike veneers or crowns, dental bonding will not remove a large portion of the tooth enamel. We only roughen the tooth surface to prepare it for bonding treatment. Dental bonding is also reversible. We can remove the material if you want another cosmetic or even restorative treatment. 

What can damage tooth bonding?

You can damage bonded teeth in multiple ways:

  • Sticky foods: Avoid sticky foods directly after you receive bonding treatment. Sticky foods can pull and damage the bonding material. Stay away from caramel, toffee, gum, and similar food textures. 
  • Dental injuries: You can injure a bonded tooth just like a natural tooth. If you play contact sports, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth. 
  • Teeth grinding: We do not recommend tooth bonding if you clench or grind your teeth. Instead, we will recommend TMJ treatment and nightguards to stop your grinding. You can wear down, chip, or crack your bonding material if you grind your teeth.

Call Our Dental Office

Change the color and shape of teeth with teeth bonding in Carrollton, TX. Contact Hebron Family Dental for treatment today at 972-236-5871 . You can also schedule a dental appointment with us on our website.

Do you have any more questions about dental bonding? Ask us at your next appointment. We’re here to help.