Dental Bonding

Bonding in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX

If the appearance of your teeth embarrasses you, there are many solutions for improving them. However, some of the solutions can be invasive and take two or three dental visits to complete. Instead of those procedures, Dr. Shah in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX has dental bonding skills to change how your teeth look in a single visit to Hardy Oak Family Dentistry.

What is Dental Bonding?

To cover a flaw on your teeth, such as a chip, shallow crack, or gap, our dentist near you will use a malleable composite resin material to cover those flaws. The color of the material is matched to the color of your teeth so that it blends in, and others won’t see the repairs.

No Sedation Necessary

When using this method to hide damage to teeth, Dr. Shah only needs one session to make them like new again. Unless cavities need filling, most people will not require laughing gas or other sedation methods to relax or reduce discomfort while in the dentist’s chair at Hardy Oak Family Dentistry.

Uses for Bonding

Dental bonding in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX is available for many repairs, including:

  • Repairing broken teeth
  • Covering a gap between teeth
  • Hiding shallow cracks
  • Covering chips
  • Lengthening teeth

Dentists also use composite resin with other procedures when repairing teeth. They may use it to glue veneers to the fronts of teeth or secure dental crowns or bridges in place.

How Long Does It Last?

Depending on your habits, repairs using composite resin can last four to eight years. It will last the maximum length of time if you don’t chew on foreign objects like pens or hard substances like ice or nuts. Also, try not to eat or drink foods or beverages that can stain your teeth. Teeth whitening does not work well on composite resin material.

If you have teeth that need repair, speak to Dr. Shah at Hardy Oak Family Dentistry about getting dental bonding near you. The repair work is noninvasive, and it doesn’t require sedation like other, more complicated procedures do.

Most work only takes one session, so you can go to see our dentist in San Antonio and Stone Oak, TX, get the work you need, and come out with teeth that look like new again.