Dental or tooth bonding is a process of applying a special resin to a tooth to improve the appearance. The procedure involves covering the problem area on the tooth with a customized resin material and then sealing it with light.
Dental bonding can resolve several dental problems. At Killeen Family Dentistry, its common applications include:
The procedure begins with determining what color resin is right for the patient.The staff uses a shade guide, if necessary, to choose the proper composite resin (one that closely matches the natural shade of the teeth).
Next, the dentist at Killeen Family Dentistry roughens up the surface of the affected tooth. That gives the resin something to grip as it cures.
After applying the putty-like resin and molding it into the right shape and size, the dentist has the patient sit under an ultraviolet light or perhaps a laser to allow the bond to cure, harden, and function like the patient's original enamel.
After curing, the dentist polishes the resin to ensure it matches the color of the tooth. The entire process takes about an hour per tooth. A patient getting several teeth done can expect to spend several hours in the dentist’s chair at Killeen Family Dentistry.
Dental bonding has an excellent success rate, plus it's superbly:
There are limitations, though. The dentists at Killeen Family Dentistry typically recommend dental bonding for small jobs like reshaping a tooth or matching the color of one to the others in the mouth.
At Killeen Family Dentistry, we take almost every insurance and are also in-network with almost every insurance. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you have any questions.
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