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Dental Bonding
in West Austin

Understandably, many people dislike having a space between their two front teeth. At Carr & Smith Dental, Dr. Smith can make that space disappear—painlessly and effortlessly right here in the office.

He can also fix chipped and cracked teeth using the same procedure. How? With dental bonding, a simple procedure adds tooth-colored material to a person’s tooth so it looks natural and blends right in.

How Is Bonding Material Applied?

Dr. Smith first isolates the tooth and applies a gentle solution for bonding.

The next step is the application of the liquid bonding resin. This is a putty-like compound, matched to the patient’s natural tooth color, that is applied in layers to the tooth surface, shaped properly to match the other teeth, and then “cured” with a special blue light. The resin is applied in several layers and sculpted until the tooth is the right shape and thickness.

The final step involves smoothing, buffing, and polishing the bonded tooth so it looks natural and blends nicely with nearby teeth.

Is Tooth Bonding Permanent?

Tooth bonding generally lasts from 7 to 10 years with proper daily dental hygiene and regular checkups. Bonded teeth need to be checked periodically due to wear and aging or the need to be redone. Bonded teeth also tend to stain more easily.

What’s Next?

Those who want to know if dental bonding can correct their broken tooth or close up that gap can give the office a call to schedule an evaluation. Dr. Smith will be happy to answer any questions about the bonding procedure.

Dental Bonding West Austin, Northwest Hills, 78731 TX | (512) 345-0399