Discover how simple cosmetic options like dental bonding could enhance your smile.
Do you think that cosmetic dentistry is only designed to make major alterations and enhancements to your smile? Think again. Our Temple, TX, dentist, Dr. Derek Winegar, knows that not everyone is dealing with significant cosmetic issues but they still want to hide more minor flaws to improve the look of their smiles. If this sounds like you then it’s time to find out more about dental bonding.
What is dental bonding?
The same tooth-colored material used for dental fillings can also be used for strictly cosmetic purposes, as well. If you are dealing with small cracks, chips, unevenness, or wear (from teeth grinding), discolorations or even minor gaps between teeth then dental bonding could easily cover these flaws and improve the shape, size, and symmetry of your smile in just one visit.
How does dental bonding work?
Our Temple cosmetic dentist will first take a look at the problems you are looking to correct to make sure that dental bonding is the best approach and can provide you with the results you want. If you are a good candidate for bonding then the process is pretty simple and easy. Since bonding is completely non-invasive it’s painless and doesn’t require anesthesia.
We will first make sure that the resin we use matches the shade of your tooth. After all, we want it to blend right in and look natural. Once we choose the proper color of composite resin, we will apply the first layer over the imperfection. Just like with dental fillings, we will most likely need to apply multiple layers in order to achieve the ideal results.
The resin is malleable, so it’s easy to mold and shape the material around the problem areas. Once the layer is perfect, we will direct a laser over the area to harden the resin into place. We will continue these same steps until the tooth is fully restored.
Is dental bonding right for me?
Bonding can be a great way to enhance and boost the shape and overall appearance of your smile. We know that even having more minor cosmetic flaws can put a damper on your self-esteem, and simple measures like this one can give you the smile you want. Of course, this cosmetic treatment may not be ideal for someone who is dealing with more serious or widespread cosmetic issues.
City Creek Dental in Temple, TX, is ready to help you achieve the smile results you’ve been looking for. If you are interested in talking about your cosmetic options with us, then call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Winegar.