A dental bond is one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to repair minor damage to a tooth. To place a dental bond, our dentist can use a dental bond to repair problems such as chips, stains, and minor cavities. A dental bond can also correct issues such as teeth that are misshapen, too short, or unevenly spaced. A dental bond is a resin that the dentist will shape around your tooth to make the needed repairs. Then, after the bond has cured, the dentist will trim and polish it to blend in with the surface of your tooth.
Your dental bond is strong, but it isn’t nearly as strong as your natural tooth, and you can stain or damage it. Your bond is especially vulnerable to staining in the first 24 hours after it is applied, so avoid dark-colored foods and beverages for a day or so. You bond can also be damaged by hard and tough foods, or by chewing on things such as pens and pencils. If your favorite way of opening packages is to hold the corner between your teeth and give a good, hard pull, you run a good chance of damaging your dental bond.
If you have a tooth that is in need of repair, you should plan a visit to our Cen-Tex Dental to see if you could benefit from a dental bond in Killeen, Texas. You can call (254) 213-6300 today to schedule an appointment.