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3 Reasons to Choose Shwarts Family Dentistry in Richardson

  • Quick results in as little as 1 hour.
  • Results that can last a decade or longer.
  • Personalized treatment plan.

What is Dental Bonding?

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Also called cosmetic bonding, this minimally invasive procedure improves the overall color, size, shape, and proportion of a tooth using a composite resin material. The resin is easily sculpted to fix your aesthetic concerns. It’s customized to match your enamel, so no one will ever know it is there. You’ll get the results you want without needing to undergo lengthy or drastic treatments.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

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You’ll need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Richardson, Dr. Shwarts. He’ll evaluate your oral health and cosmetic concerns to determine if dental bonding can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Often, it’s the ideal treatment to:

  • Fix tooth decay.
  • Cover dark stains or tooth discoloration.
  • Make shorter teeth look longer.
  • Fix chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Cover exposed tooth roots.
  • Close small gaps between teeth.
  • Cover minor alignment issues without needing braces.

What Can I Expect During the Procedure?

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If Dr. Shwarts determines you’re a candidate for dental bonding, you’re scheduled for your appointment. If you’re having several teeth treated, you may need more than one visit. On average, you can expect it to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on how many teeth you’re treating.

To begin the transformation process, Dr. Shwarts may administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort, but many patients don’t need it. He’ll find the perfect shade for the resin, so you can rest assured it will closely match your enamel.

He’ll clean your tooth and apply a weak acid to it to open the pores in the enamel and dentin. This allows there to be a secure bond between the resin and your tooth. He’ll rinse the acid off before applying the resin. He carefully sculpts the material into the ideal shape before using a special light to quickly harden it.

How Long Will My Smile Last?

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It’s common for cosmetic bonding to last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare. You can help to promote its longevity by following a few simple tips:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to brush your teeth twice a day.
  • Floss nightly.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools or chew on inedible objects.
  • Don’t bite into overly hard foods.
  • Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
  • Wear an athletic mouthguard if playing sports.
  • Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you’re ready to get the smile of your dreams, it’s time to contact our office to schedule your consultation for dental bonding.