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Teeth Bonding Argyle, TX

A stained tooth or minor dental injury can affect the appearance and comfort of your smile. Fixing these dental problems can create a functional and aesthetically pleasing look. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin materials to cover cosmetic imperfections. You may benefit from bonding if you have tooth chips, cracks, discoloration, or small gaps between teeth. We provide teeth bonding in Argyle, TX, to treat one or more injured or stained teeth. 

Dental bonding is a quick fix for small cosmetic imperfections. You are a good candidate for dental bonding if you have a single chipped or stained tooth in the front of your mouth. Bonding can cover one or two teeth to create a seamless look.

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What Can Dental Bonding Treat?

Many patients benefit from tooth bonding. Dental bonding changes the shape, shade, and size of teeth. Tooth bonding treatment can cover and address the following:

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Black triangles
  • Discolored teeth
  • Short teeth

Dental bonding treatment comes with many advantages: 

  • Economical care
  • Quick treatment time
  • Minimal tooth preparation
  • Natural, tooth-colored materials
  • No downtime
  • Safe and effective treatment

Some dental problems may seem purely cosmetic. However, if you have chipped or cracked teeth, bonding can help protect your enamel. Harmful bacteria can enter a broken tooth. If this bacteria reaches the tooth’s center, it can create a cavity or abscess. You may lose a tooth if you do not receive prompt care. 

Regular biting and chewing can further damage your tooth. Without treatment, small tooth chips or breaks can get larger. It’s painful to bite and chew with damaged teeth. Damaged teeth can also injure other teeth in the mouth. Additionally, we will recommend bonding if you have tried whitening treatments to lighten a stained tooth to no avail. Covering stained teeth with bonding material will match them to the shade of other natural teeth.

Treatment with Teeth Bonding in Argyle, TX

We can complete teeth bonding in a single dental office visit. Before treatment, we will ensure you do not have cavities, gum disease, or other dental problems. 

To begin treatment we use a shade guide to match the bonding material to the tooth to begin bonding treatment. Color-matching ensures a seamless look. Then, we prepare the tooth’s surface for the resin. We roughen the tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to keep the bonding material in place. 

Then, we apply the putty-like bonding material to the tooth. We shape and sculpt the material to the tooth and ensure it does not impede the bite. To harden the material, we use a curing light. Lastly, we make final adjustments before we polish the bonded tooth.

With the right care, teeth bonding can last ten or more years. We can fix damage to bonded teeth as needed in our office.

Caring For Dental Bonding

It’s easy to care for tooth bonding. You can brush and floss bonded teeth like natural teeth. Remember to floss between each tooth before brushing. You can use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste when brushing. Hard-bristled brushes and abrasive toothpaste can damage the bonding material. 

We do not recommend bonding if you smoke, vape, or use other tobacco products. The nicotine and tar in tobacco can discolor the resin. This is because the bonding material is porous.

Bonding can stain like natural teeth, so we recommend avoiding smoking or staining foods 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Continuing to smoke or consume coffee, tea, wine, and other products may discolor the bonding over time. 

Teeth Bonding FAQs

Discover more about dental bonding in our Argyle office with answers to these common patient questions: 

What should you avoid after dental bonding treatment?

After you receive tooth bonding treatment, avoid: 

  • Chewing on ice
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Using teeth like tools
  • Consuming pigmented foods and drinks

You can still stain and damage your bonded teeth like your natural teeth. Avoid directly biting hard foods with front bonded teeth. You can chip or crack the bonding material. Additionally, avoid foods and beverages that stain, including tea, coffee, tomato sauces, and dark fruits. Properly caring for tooth bonding ensures that bonded teeth keep their natural look.

Can you whiten bonded teeth?

No, you cannot whiten bonded teeth. Bonding material does not react to whitening treatment. If you want to whiten your teeth, we recommend trying whitening treatment before bonding. If teeth whitening does not lift tooth stains, we can change a tooth’s color with bonding. 

How long does dental bonding treatment take?

A tooth bonding treatment can take 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. We typically recommend bonding for one or a couple of teeth, so this process should take one office visit. 

Is tooth bonding expensive?

No, dental bonding is an economical cosmetic treatment. Tooth bonding is less expensive than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Bonding typically covers single teeth and uses different materials than other cosmetic treatments.

When can I eat and drink after tooth bonding treatment?

You can eat and drink immediately after your bonding treatment. Our office uses a curing light to harden the bonding material completely. You do not have to wait to eat or drink after treatment.  

Is teeth bonding painful?

No, bonding treatment is not painful. You will not require anesthesia or sedation for dental bonding treatment. Bonding only changes the tooth’s surface. Treatment will not affect the tooth’s nerves. Dental bonding does not require as much preparation as other treatments like crowns.

You may feel sensitivity as you get used to your newly bonded teeth. However, this will fade.

Improve Your Smile Aesthetics 

Do you want to treat a small dental injury? Is a stubborn stained tooth impacting the look of your smile? Schedule a dental appointment with Argyle Family Dentistry online. You may also call our dental office for treatment with teeth bonding in Argyle, TX, at 940-531-9753 .

If you are unsure if bonding is for you, contact us for a dental consultation. We will review your cosmetic problems and work with you to find the best treatment possible.