Dental bonding can be a good alternative to crowns and veneers if you have teeth with minor imperfections. Dr. Tostado can use bonding if you need to repair front teeth that have:
- Spots of discoloration
- Rough texture
He can also use bonding if you need to lightly reshape some uneven teeth.
The Dental Bonding Process
Bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can normally be completed in one dental visit.
First, Dr. Tostado will lightly polish your tooth enamel to roughen the surface and help the material create a tight seal with your tooth.
Next, he applies an etching gel to condition your enamel and help seal the bonding material.
After that, he adheres the bonding material (a tooth-colored composite resin) to your tooth, molds it into the perfect shape, and sets it with a curing light.
Finally, Dr. Tostado will polish up your restoration so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of your tooth.
While the dental bonding process is a straightforward procedure, it is also one that requires an artistic eye and careful attention to detail. Dr. Tostado won’t simply patch on a piece of white material onto your tooth. Instead, he will carefully layer on the composite material in varying hues and translucencies to perfectly match the shade gradation of your tooth enamel. This will result in a restored tooth that looks as if it had never been damaged.
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Bonding is an excellent way to make subtle and natural-looking changes to your smile. But it’s not as strong as crowns or regular fillings. If your tooth has extensive damage or decay, then bonding might be insufficient.
To find out whether your damaged teeth need bonding or some other kind of restoration, visit Dr. Tostado for a comprehensive dental evaluation.
Dr. Tostado provides cosmetic dental bonding right here in San Antonio. If you’re interested in this procedure, please call our office or fill out our Request an Appointment form.