A chipped tooth can be unattractive and distract from the rest of your smile—especially if it sits right in the front of your mouth. Thankfully, your cosmetic dentist in Corpus Christi has the services you need to make seamless improvements to your smile. For instance, if you’d like to cover flaws that have impacted your teeth or even length your smile to give yourself a more mature look, consider getting cosmetic bonding from Dr. Sarah Pitarra.
Understanding Dental Bonding
Cosmetic dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) used to repair flaws in your smile. This cosmetic procedure can be used to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, discolored, and even make your teeth look longer. Sometimes, dental bonding is used as a cosmetic alternative to fillings. In some situations, bonding can be used to protect a portion of a tooth root that has been exposed because of gum recession.
The Process is as Easy as 1, 2, 3!
The beginning of every cosmetic process all starts with a consultation with Dr. Pitarra. By communicating openly with our dentists, we can develop the best smile transformation plan to fit your face. If cosmetic bonding is the right treatment for you, you’re in luck! Cosmetic bonding is one of the quickest treatments available in cosmetic dentistry.
This procedure can be completed in a single dental visit. Your cosmetic dentist will first use a shade guide to select the correct tooth-colored composite resin that matches your natural teeth. From there, our cosmetic dentist will gently etch the surface of your natural teeth. This leaves your natural teeth raw so that the bonding material lasts for years to come. The tooth will then be coated with a light conditioning liquid to help the bond adhere.
After your natural tooth is prepared, your dentist will apply the tooth-colored resin and mold it to create your new and improved tooth. We will then harden the resin with an ultraviolet light or laser. After the dental materials have solidified, the process will be completed with a natural looking polish. If you’ve ever had acrylic nails applied before the process is very similar with the same objective—to protect your natural nail (tooth).
How does cosmetic bonding help patients?
Bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available on the market. You have the option to fix the flaws that have made you feel less than you really are for an affordable price! Not only is the price a great reason to move forward with your interest, but a lot of patients are ecstatic about their results. You can’t even tell that you’ve had dental work done because our high-quality products resemble natural teeth.
Contact Our Corpus Christi Office for Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic procedures help to give you teeth that look bright and healthy. If you are ready to explore cosmetic dental bonding for your next big event, contact our office. We have the comprehensive dental services you need to reach your smile goals.