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Cosmetic Dental Bonding: Is It Right for You?

November 3, 2020

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You stare into your closet trying to decide what to wear for your video date in a couple of days. You have a hair appointment scheduled. The only imperfection you have left is the tooth you chipped when cracking a walnut yesterday. Just the thought of it makes you facepalm with regret. The good news is that you have a safe, painless solution. A cosmetic dental treatment in Round Rock, like dental bonding, can give you your smile back with just one visit. Keep reading to learn the top 4 issues that composite resin bonding can resolve for you!

Fix Chipped or Cracked Teeth

If you have a tooth with a minor chip or crack, the repair process of dental bonding can be a quick and minimally invasive fix. Your dentist will prepare your tooth by coating it with a conditioning treatment. This is done to make sure the resin sticks firmly to the surface. Once your dentist matches the composite resin to the shade of your enamel, it will be applied to your tooth and molded into shape. Once the resin is dried and hardened with a UV light, your dentist will polish and buff it to make your tooth look whole again.

Restore a Decayed Tooth

If a cavity or accident has made your tooth weak and sensitive, dental bonding can help. Your dentist can use composite resin to fill cavities and rebuild your weak tooth, making it stronger and more durable. Composite resin is biocompatible, making tooth-colored cavity fillings effective in preventing future decay because they don’t leak like metal fillings can.

Change the Shape of a Tooth

If you have one tooth that is smaller or more jagged than the others, dental bonding can fix it! Composite resin is placed over your entire tooth, building it up and shaping the structure. Aside from dental bonding being a one-visit treatment, another benefit is that it usually doesn’t require anesthesia.

Close Gaps

Dental bonding can fill in gaps, large or small, to perfect your smile. The composite resin can be applied to one or more teeth, including your front teeth. Your dentist can customize the resin to match your teeth in both color and texture.

You don’t have to live with minor dental flaws. Whether you need to improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth, dental bonding offers a cost-effective option to brighten or correct your smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Round Rock is happy to help you decide if dental bonding is the right choice for you.

About the Author

Dr. Mike Asay, or Dr. Mike to his patients, received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a current member of many organizations, including the Texas Academy of Cosmetic Dentists and the American Dental Association. To learn more about the additional cosmetic dentistry services Dr. Asay offers, visit the website or contact the office at (512) 244-2796.

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