Dental Bonding Treatments
San Antonio TX
Dental bonding is an alternative to teeth veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or mis-arranged.
How does it work?
The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The dental bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly. However, since the plastic resin used is not as strong as your natural tooth enamel, it is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Dental bonding typically lasts three to five years before need of repair.
Once again, occlusion is a critical factor in the success of dental bonding.The more material that comes in contact during function, the higher risk for damage.
Call South Texas Dental Implants & Prosthodontics Phone Number 210-692-0136 with any questions or to schedule a consultation.