Fort Worth Dental Bonding
Transform your teeth and boost your confidence.
The Benefits Of Dental Bonding
- Immediate results – Unlike some other treatments like veneers, takes only a single appointment. This means you can transform your smile with just one consultation at your dentist in Fort Worth, TX.
- Affordable – . If you’re on a tight budget but still want to restore your smile, it’s a great option. treatments is a very straightforward procedure, and does not require the services of a dental lab. This means that it tends to be significantly cheaper than other
- Minimally invasive – does not involve the removal of any material. Typically, it’s not even necessary to numb your mouth during the procedure. This makes it faster, less invasive, and a better option for patients who may have dental anxiety.
- Versatile treatment – is often combined with enameloplasty (shaping & contouring) for even better results. This treatment involves removing a very thin layer of enamel from some of your teeth to create a more even and natural smile. can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic problems. This includes minor chips in the teeth, uneven teeth, stains, and more.
What Is Dental Bonding?
, also known as , is an additive procedure that’s used to cover up flaws and imperfections in your smile. It’s “additive” because it does not involve the removal of material. Instead, your Fort Worth dentist will apply layers of -colored dental to your existing .
By shaping, sculpting, and trimming this , Dr. Schmidgall can restore, enhance, and improve the shape of the . The process is actually quite similar to getting a filling. And, similar to a filling, is very fast, minimally invasive, and has long-lasting results.
What To Expect From The Dental Bonding Process
After you’re approved for , Dr. Schmidgall will schedule your next appointment. At this appointment, he will begin by cleaning your teeth. Numbing is not usually required, but can be administered if it will make you feel more comfortable.
Then, he will choose a type of -colored that matches your existing teeth perfectly. He will apply this putty-like to your , and use special tools to shape, harden, and sculpt it. By doing so, he can adjust the appearance of the .
Once the looks right, Dr. Schmidgall will make any necessary final adjustments to make sure your new fits perfectly in with your existing teeth. Then, you’ll either be sent home or the process will be repeated. It usually takes less than 30 minutes to treat each , so most patients opt to have treated during their appointment.
Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Bonding?
If you have a healthy mouth but also have some flaws making you self-conscious about your smile, may be right for you. To learn more, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Schmidgall. Contact us online or give us a call at 817-731-9487 to learn more, and see if in Fort Worth is right for you.
Dr. Schmidgall and his staff are very friendly and warm. The office is well run and very professional. Treatment there is always comfortable and painless!
Krista S. (Actual Patient)
Dental Bonding FAQ
- How Long Does Tooth Bonding Last?
Dental bonding can last for up to 10 years on your teeth, and some patients may keep their bonding for much longer. The longevity of tooth bonding partially depends on how well you care for your teeth. You can keep your bonded teeth in great shape by maintaining good oral hygiene, eating a low-sugar diet, avoiding excessive exposure to staining foods and drinks, and seeing Dr. Schmidgall for preventive care appointments every six months.
If you play any contact sports, you should also wear an athletic mouthguard to protect your teeth. And if you grind your teeth, we recommend getting fitted for custom retainers to wear at night in order to protect them from damage caused by uncontrolled clenching and grinding. Night guards and sports guards can help preserve your dental bonding, as well as your natural enamel.
- Is Tooth Bonding Permanent?
Technically, no. Unlike dental veneers, tooth bonding doesn’t require the removal of any tooth enamel. It’s an additive procedure, so there’s no need to remove any natural tooth material. This means that tooth bonding is not permanent, and it can be reversed in the future if need be.
If you ever want or need your tooth bonding to be reversed, Dr. Schmidgall can use a special tool to gently sand down your tooth and remove the material, while leaving your enamel intact. In practice, though, this is pretty rare. Patients are usually very satisfied with their results after bonding, and there is seldom a reason to reverse the procedure.
- Is Composite Bonding Bad For Your Teeth?
No. One of the major benefits of composite bonding is that the procedure does not require any of your natural enamel to be removed. Your teeth will be just as strong and healthy after your dental bonding treatment is complete, if not stronger.
Composite bonding won’t affect your oral health or negatively affect the way your teeth fit together, either. Dr. Schmidgall will make sure that your bonded teeth fit perfectly in with your smile, and look and feel completely natural. That means that you can transform your smile with confidence at Country Day Dental.
- Can My Bonded Teeth Be Whitened?
No. Unlike your natural enamel, the resin material used for dental bonding does not respond to peroxide-based whiteners. This means that it’s not possible for your bonded teeth to be whitened. Your natural enamel will still respond to whitening, of course, but the bonding material will not.
This is why, if you’re interested in dental bonding at Country Day Dental, Dr. Schmidgall will often recommend teeth whitening before you get dental bonding. Once your teeth have been whitened, Dr. Schmidgall can choose a dental bonding material that matches the shade of the surrounding teeth perfectly. This ensures that you’ll get a seamless, beautiful smile that will last you for years to come.