Bonding

Dental Bonding in La Marque, TX

Dr. Saurabh Mankotia can repair minor tooth flaws quickly with dental bonding. The durable, tooth-colored resin can effectively restore chipped, cracked, decayed, discolored, and misshaped teeth. Bonding can also close wide spaces.

A whiter, more symmetrical smile is awaiting you at South Star Dental. Call us today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

The Benefits of Teeth Bonding

Are you looking for a fast and affordable way to improve your smile? Well, there are many reasons why patients choose bonding, such as:

One office visit: Porcelain veneers and crowns require two or more appointments to complete the procedure. Bonding near you is usually done in a single visit.

Minimal tooth preparation: While other restorations need a substantial amount of enamel to be removed, bonding requires much less. So, the tooth structure remains intact.

No anesthesia: Unless the bonding is filling a cavity, there is no need for anesthesia during this procedure.

What Happens During the Bonding Procedure?

In most cases, it takes about 30–60 minutes to bond one tooth. Most of the time, a single visit is sufficient. However, if Dr. Saurabh Mankotia must repair multiple teeth, additional appointments might be needed.

The first step is to select the shade that most closely mimics your natural tooth color. Then your dentist will prepare the affected tooth. Only minimal tooth reduction is necessary. Next, we apply an etching solution to roughen the enamel. This mild acid creates ridges that help the composite resin bond tightly to the tooth surface.

Once the tooth is prepared, your La Marque, TX dentist will spread the resin onto the enamel. There the new layer is molded into the appropriate shape. We use a special light to harden the bonding material. Lastly, the restoration is trimmed and polished.

The first two days following your treatment, it is essential to avoid staining foods or drinks, including coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, or tobacco. It is also best not to put too much pressure on the restored tooth. Eating hard foods, biting fingernails, or chewing ice can dislodge or crack the hardened resin. Get in touch with South Star Dental now to find out more.

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