5929 FM 1463 Ste. 130 Katy, TX 77494
Call Us Today! 832-437-3849

Dental Bonding Builds Up Your Smile

Girl smiling holding camera

If you chip or crack one of your teeth, or it begins to lose its height from the constant wear and tear of a grinding habit, a corrective treatment could help you prevent the damage from expanding. A simple solution exists to provide quality results in a single trip to the dentist’s office. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX dentist talks about using dental bonding to restore your teeth.

How Dental Bonding Can Upgrade Your Smile

Why would you talk to your dentist about dental bonding? If you have cosmetic concerns about the shape or color of your teeth, our team could evaluate your smile to provide recommendations. Until you learn how close or far you may be from the smile you desire, you may be unaware of which treatments are appropriate for getting to your goals. Dental bonding provides a wonderful option for treating an individual tooth without the need for extensive alteration. By placing the same material that tooth fillings are made from, composite resin builds up the surface of your tooth to return its shape. Because we select the shade of your resin, bonding is a useful treatment for harsh stains that are resistant to whitening with bleach. If you experience dental misalignment from the worn-down end of a tooth, we could extend it to bring your bite back into position.

Placing Your New Bond

You may be pleased to complete your treatment within a single afternoon. To begin treatment, we apply a local anesthetic to numb your tooth during the bonding procedure. This ensures your comfort while we clean and then etch the outer surface of your tooth. We then prepare your composite resin and match its shade to that of the rest of your smile. By applying multiple layers, we mold your tooth to its desired final shape. Using a special light, we cure the bonding material to quickly harden in place. To complete the process, we polish your tooth for brightness. After transforming your smile, you can enjoy a confident new grin that is pleasing to show off!

Contouring Your Teeth

While bonding provides an additive service to build up the structure of your teeth, we also provide its counterpart to gently remove minor imperfections. Contouring allows us to gently sand and buffy away parts of the outer layer to provide a smooth tooth surface. Before performing any procedure, we take x-rays to determine that you have enough enamel to receive this service. Contouring can even out chips or smooth grooves on the surface. We often provide both services in the same visit to provide a more uniform smile

Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist To Receive Cosmetic Dental Care

We can help you realize the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dental treatments! For more information on bonding and contouring, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.