Cosmetic Bonding – Austin, TX
Fix a Flaw in One Easy Visit
Isn’t it something how one flaw can ruin a whole picture? Take the picture of your smile, for instance. Look at your smile in a photo or in the mirror and your eye seems to focus on that one small but annoying imperfection. Ask someone else about it and they’re likely to say, “I didn’t even notice.” But the point is you notice. You don’t have to accept a flaw in your smile when Dr. Bruno has a quick fix. With cosmetic bonding in North Austin that imperfection can disappear.
Why Choose Cosmetic Bonding?
A cosmetic dentist in North Austin might suggest bonding to erase a number of imperfections that can mar a smile. These include:
- A chipped front teeth
- A small crack that is visible, but not damaging to tooth structure
- A slightly broken tooth
- A tooth that is misshaped or proportionally smaller
- Teeth that have unsightly gaps between them
- A tooth that is permanently stained or discolored
In addition, cosmetic bonding can be much more economical than other options such as a porcelain veneer or dental crown. These treatments require at least two visits to the dentist and necessitate permanently altering the shape and size of your tooth. Cosmetic bonding is a simple process that can be completed in one appointment, is affordable and does not affect the remaining tooth structure.
What is Bonding Material Made Of?
The material that Dr. Bruno needs to make your tooth look better is also used to repair and rebuild a tooth damaged by decay. Composite resin combines medical grade plastic and glass. It can be molded to fill a cavity or reshape a tooth to look more attractive. In either case, you have a strong and durable solution that blends seamlessly with the natural color of your smile.
How Does Cosmetic Bonding Happen?
Cosmetic bonding is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure. It takes no more than an hour to complete and almost never requires the use of a local anesthetic.
To prepare your tooth for treatment, mildly acidic solution is applied to roughen the surface; dental cement adheres better after this step. The acid is rinsed away and Dr. Bruno applies a small amount of composite resin to your tooth and begins to shape it. A special curing light hardens the material. More layers are added until the perfect shape for your tooth is achieved. When the process is complete, that little flaw is gone and you have a smile that is picture perfect!