Smile Touchups With Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a conservative cosmetic treatment that describes repairing or improving a tooth using tooth-colored composite resin. The acrylic-based resin ,which is tinted to match your tooth’s natural color, is bonded to the tooth and then hardened with a high-intensity curing light. Bonding is often recommended for:

  • Chipped or lightly cracked teeth
  • Intrinsically (internally) discolored teeth
  • Excessive spaces between teeth
  • Teeth that appear too small
  • Slightly misshapen teeth
  • Repairing a tooth with a cavity (composite resin is also used to create tooth-colored fillings)

What to Expect from Tooth Bonding

To prepare your tooth for bonding, Dr. Khan will lightly etch the surface of its enamel so the adhesive bonds to it more securely. In some cases, such as a tooth that has developed decay, a small amount of structure will need to be removed before placing the material. After applying the adhesive and resin, he will artfully sculpt it to the appropriate size and shape, then harden the material with a specially-calibrated curing light. After the resin is bonded securely in place, Dr. Khan will polish the restored tooth for a beautiful, natural finish.

Call Elevation Dental in Pearland, TX Today!

At Elevation Dental, our philosophy is that every patient deserves to feel catered-to when they visit our office, and should be confident in the professional dental care they receive. In addition to caring for, repairing, and improving smiles, Dr. Khan’s passion is in helping patients improve their overall quality of life, including their systemic health, through highly-personalized treatment plans. To experience the difference that custom, tailor-made dental care can make, call Elevation Dental in Pearland, TX today at 281-506-7987. We also proudly serve patients who live in Alvin, Manvel, Fresno, Rosharon, Missouri City, and all surrounding communities.