One of the most versatile methods for restoring or refining a smile is dental bonding. You may have already experienced dental bonding if you’ve had a tooth-colored filling placed, or perhaps have had a chipped tooth quickly repaired.
Dental bonding in Austin is nothing short of amazing in how it can be used.
- Fill cavities with non-metal, tooth-colored restorations
- Refine the shape of a tooth or close minor spaces between teeth
- Lengthen a tooth that is shorter than the rest of your teeth
- Cover a badly stained tooth
- Repair a broken or chipped tooth
It’s hard to believe one therapy can be used for so many purposes! Dental bonding requires advanced training, technical skill and artful technique to create a bonded surface that is imperceptible from your natural tooth. It needs to be strong, match the color and translucence of your teeth, and form a tight seal that won’t allow any liquid or food to leak underneath it.
Bonding doesn’t require as much tooth preparation as other cosmetic techniques. The tooth is lightly roughened and a primer applied. Then a custom-colored resin applied and carefully sculpted on the tooth. The restoration is then hardened using a special light, after which the resin is refined and polished. Many patients are skeptical the first time they experience dental bonding, until they look in the mirror! They can’t believe they’re looking at the same tooth.
Dr. Worob and Dr. Cronin both have the expertise and artistry to place dental bonding that is imperceptible from your natural tooth. Call our Austin dental office right away at 512.346.5196 if you have a chipped tooth, so that it doesn’t become a big problem, or if you have cosmetic needs that you’d like to discuss with out doctors.