Cosmetic Dental Bonding – Houston, TX
Quick and Affordable Enhancements for Your Smile
Is your smile not quite looking the way you want it to? Wish you could make adjustments that are effective and long-lasting without breaking the bank? If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest cosmetic dental bonding in Houston. Not only is this treatment incredibly effective at addressing minor imperfections in teeth, but it’s actually far more versatile than you think. Learn about the process by giving Dr. Alani and her dental team a call today!
Why Choose Terri Alani, DDS for Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
- Requires Just One Short Appointment
- Able to Remove Multiple Flaws at Once
- Custom-Shaded to Match Every Smile
What Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic dental bonding is similar to tooth-colored fillings in that Dr. Alani can apply liquid composite resin directly to teeth to hide common imperfections that can develop over time. This includes issues like chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, permanent stains that can’t be resolved with teeth whitening, and even small gaps in between teeth.
How Does the Cosmetic Dental Bonding Treatment Work?
To perform treatment, Dr. Alani starts by discussing your smile concerns in great detail and examining the teeth you’d like to address. From there, she creates a composite resin that is shaded to blend in with your tooth's natural shade and color. This resin will then be directly applied to your tooth and molded to fix the imperfection. Finally, the resin is hardened with a special curing light, then artistically sculpted and polished to look as natural as possible.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Not only can cosmetic bonding be completed in a single appointment in most cases, but the process is quick and virtually painless to complete. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry treatments, it’s a fantastic way to get into cosmetic dentistry and achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of having without making dramatic changes to your existing enamel. This is especially ideal for those who want to make changes to their smile’s appearance but aren’t interested in the permanent alterations that come with completing treatments like veneers.
Furthermore, cosmetic bonding is surprisingly versatile at resolving multiple issues at the same time, helping you save money on more expensive treatments that could be out of reach.
What Should I Do to Protect My New Smile After Dental Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to veneers, but it lasts only 5 to 10 years with proper care. This means you’ll need to take the time to perform daily oral hygiene to keep the bonding material well-protected. By brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste and flossing at least once a day, you can prevent the bonding material from becoming damaged during day-to-day use. We may recommend a nightguard or veneers to protect your smile.
You should also visit our dental office at least once every six months to receive a thorough dental exam. Dr. Alani will review your altered teeth and confirm they are looking as natural as they were the day the cosmetic treatment was performed. Bonding will not discolor as your natural tooth enamel will, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.