Dental Bonding is a technique that allows us to produce dramatic results quickly and easily. We can fill gaps in your teeth or make a chipped tooth whole or cover stained teeth. It is the most flexible technique we have and one of the most inexpensive.”
At Westlake Hills Dentistry, Dr. Ho offers composite bonding which is an excellent way to correct teeth that are chipped, misaligned, or discolored. Bonding not only repairs individual teeth, it can also be used to create a more uniform smile by filling in gaps and adjusting tooth alignment. Composite dental bonding is much like having a sculptor use beautiful white material to treat problem areas on your teeth.
The Bonding Procedure
First the doctor examines the tooth and talks to you about the bonding process. He will explain each step of the procedure and answer any of your questions you may have. He then prepares the tooth or teeth to receive the composite bonding materials. A special solution is used on the surface of the tooth so the composite material will adhere to it. Next several thin layers of the composite bonding material are applied and sculpted into the shape desired. Dr. Ho sculpts each tooth to the most desirable shape, color, and size for your mouth and face. The bonding material is hardened with a high-intensity light, and finally the tooth or teeth are given a final polish.
The composite bonding material used can be personalized to any shade or whiteness to give you an aesthetically pleasing smile. Results last between five and ten years. After this time repolishing is recommended. Repolishing is inexpensive and completely painless and can be done in one visit to maintain your beautiful smile.
Benefits of Bonding
Bonding can be used in combination with other advances in cosmetic dentistry such as tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, dental crowns, and even Invisalign® clear braces. Westlake Hills Dentistry specializes in creating custom smile makeovers tailored to your needs. Bonding has many benefits.
- Bonding can be used to repair teeth which are decayed or chipped.
- Bonding improves the appearance of teeth which are discolored.
- Bonding can be used to close gaps between teeth, change the shape of teeth, and lengthen teeth.
- Bonding can be used as an alternative to amalgam (metal) fillings.
- Bonding can also protect an exposed tooth root as the result of receding gums.
For more information on composite bonding and other cosmetic dentistry solutions, contact Westlake Hills Dentistry in Austin today. Our offices are equipped to provide an array of restorative procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental implants, composite bonding, and tooth-colored fillings.