Chips, cracks, discoloration, and misalignments can cause a smile to look less than picture-perfect. Fortunately, at Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group in Austin, TX, we can provide patients with dental bonding, a durable, affordable, and good-looking dental restoration.
Chips and cracks weaken teeth and can lead to further damage. In addition, they can really affect the look of your smile, the first thing most people notice about you. Thankfully, there is a solution here in our Austin, TX practice. Dental bonding is the process of using a tooth-colored composite resin to repair the tooth. It can fix chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and even discoloration. It is the same material used to fill a cavity. Your dentist will lightly etch the surface of the tooth to create a strong bond, and the resin is shaped over the chip or gap. For whitening, the resin is painted over the whole tooth. The bonding is then allowed to harden. To give it the shine of a natural tooth, we finish off the bonding process with a good polishing.
If you have recently chipped a tooth or worry that a filling will diminish the look of your smile, do not fear. Dental bonding can provide a strong and natural-looking restoration. To schedule your appointment with Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group in Austin, TX, call us at (512) 451-7491. More information about our practice can be found on our website, www.fredrickshawdds.com.