How Can Bonding Help My Smile?
Do the cracks in your teeth make you want to hide your smile? Even tiny cracks can be very noticeable. Fortunately, bonding can cover small cracks in one dental visit. Bonding is just one of the cosmetic dentistry services offered by Cedar Park, TX, dentist Dr. Jason Dyson of Parmer Oaks Dental Care.
What is bonding?
During the bonding process, your dentist adds a soft material called composite resin to your teeth. The material not only covers cracks but can be used for a variety of cosmetic enhancements. Composite resin can be manipulated into any shape needed and is tinted to match common tooth colors.
Before your Cedar Park dentist applies the resin, he'll apply an etching solution to your tooth which will help the material adhere to the tooth. After the composite resin is added to a tooth, it's hardened with a curing light that bonds the composite resin to your tooth enamel.
How can bonding help my smile?
Cracks tend to look a little darker than your tooth enamel, making them particularly obvious when you smile. Although deep or large cracks may require treatment with crowns to prevent fractures, small chips and cracks that don't affect the integrity of your teeth can be concealed with bonding treatment. Once the composite resin is applied to your tooth, your cracks will disappear from view.
Bonding is a good choice if you've chipped a tooth. The material fills in spaces at the bottom of teeth and can even be used to reattach large chips in some cases.
Do you have another cosmetic issue in addition to cracks? Bonding is an excellent solution if you want to hide a discolored tooth or conceal pits or bumps that make the surface of your enamel look uneven. It's also used to lengthen short teeth or completely change the shape of a crooked, twisted, pointed or oddly shaped tooth.
Would you like to find out if bonding is a good option for you? Call Cedar Park, TX, dentist Dr. Jason Dyson of Parmer Oaks Dental Care at (512) 528-8900 to schedule an appointment.