Dental Bonding

Anne Chee, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Anne Chee, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchase, Houston, TX

Dental bonding is an affordable way to deal with a variety of cosmetic problems with your teeth. Anne Chee, DDS, of Houston, Texas, corrects issues like chips, gaps between the teeth, and irregularly shaped teeth with dental bonding in just one appointment. Use online booking or contact the office via phone to arrange for easy, quick, and beautiful teeth bonding.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry solution that uses a bonding agent on your teeth to address your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Chee uses dental bonding for problems such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Bonding is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options because it's both cost-effective and easy. In most cases, Dr. Chee can place the bonding agent on your teeth in just one visit to the office

How is bonding different than veneers?

Veneers correct many of the same issues as bonding, so the solution for cosmetic issues often comes down to a choice between the two. Veneers are thin porcelain shells, whereas bonding uses a tooth-colored resin material.

You generally need to see Dr. Chee two or more times to get veneers because they’re custom made in a laboratory. Bonding requires just one visit because Dr. Chee shapes the resin to your tooth and then hardens it with a powerful curing light.

Overall, bonding is also less expensive than veneers and is thus a more accessible option for many patients.

How does the bonding process work?

There's no special preparation needed for bonding. Dr. Chee selects a resin color to match your natural tooth color, and then gently etches your tooth to create a rough surface for the bonding agent to stick to.

Dr. Chee then paints an adherent on your tooth and applies the bonding resin. The resin is easily moldable, so Dr. Chee can shape it into the optimal shape and size.

With the ideal tooth shape in place, Dr. Chee directs ultraviolet light onto the tooth to harden the resin. She finishes by trimming and shaping the resin to match your surrounding teeth.

How long does my bonded tooth last?

This can vary depending on how well you care for your bonded tooth and how much resin is on it. Most patients enjoy at least several years of great results. With great care, the bonding could last for five years or more.

One of the great advantages of bonding is that you can get a touch up if you notice your bonding wearing away — no need to have the entire tooth bonded again.

Want to get more beautiful teeth for a reasonable cost? Bonding may be the answer for you. Use online booking or call the office to schedule your visit with Dr. Chee today.