Sometimes an individual damages their tooth, but not enough to necessitate drastic treatment like Tooth extraction, a root canal, or enamel shaping. In other cases, a person might have a tooth that is naturally longer or shorter than the others. In these situations, professionals like the staff at Dental Land in Pasadena use dental bonding to reshape the tooth and recreate a whole smile.
Bonding is when our dentist uses a putty composite resin to change the shape of a tooth. Our dentist applies the putty to a tooth and shapes it to fill in gaps or chips, repair a crack, or even lengthen a tooth, so it matches the others. Once the putty is in the correct shape, it is hardened in-office. Our dentist then does some final shaping once the material has hardened and tried to craft your perfect tooth.
Bonding can be considered a restorative or cosmetic procedure. This means it can be done to repair the damage done to a tooth or to simply change its appearance. As a result, Dental Land uses bonding to treat a broad range of oral conditions, including:
Bonding can also be done to fix certain appliances in place, such as dental crowns.
The average lifespan for dental bonding is 3 to 10 years, depending on how well patients care for their teeth. At Dental Land, dentist in Pasadena TX we offer appointments to perform repairs and touch-ups on previously bonded patients to ensure your smile remains the way you like it. Our skilled staff can also remove the composite resin and replace it with new material if you are dissatisfied with the results at any time.
If you are interested in dental bonding in Pasadena, give us a call. We will be glad to schedule an appointment for you and get you started down the path to having great oral health and a beautiful smile.