Dental bonding is one of our simplest cosmetic treatments and is the process by which a tooth-colored material is used to repair minor dental flaws and make small improvements in your smile. The most common material used is composite resin, a plastic mixture that can be matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth enamel. Composite resin is also known for its strength and translucency.
When first applied, composite resin is malleable like putty, allowing our dentists to mold and shape it until it fits perfectly with the grooves and curves of your tooth. Applied in layers and cured throughout the process, your bonded tooth will be finished with a gentle polish after we ensure the bond works well with your natural bite.
Once completed, it will be virtually impossible to tell the composite resin from your natural tooth. Dr. Johnson, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Olzack, Dr. Kennedy, and Dr. Spindle use an artistic eye and skilled hand to help repair cracks, chips, breaks, small gaps, and other small dental flaws. When taken care of properly, a bonded tooth can last for up to 10 years. If you would like to learn more about dental bonding in Waco, Texas, we encourage you to contact us at Acre Wood Dental today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and help you schedule your consultation.