Bonding in West Austin TX

Your smile may suffer from tiny imperfections that seem like huge, glaring problems when you look in the mirror. Perhaps you have spaces between your teeth that you feel lessen the uniformity and beauty of your smile. Or, maybe you have a chipped tooth that embarrasses you, and that occasionally catches your tongue when you speak or eat. By visiting your dentist and team at Patrick M. Jaeckle, DDS, we can improve these imperfections easily, so you can enjoy the beautiful smile you wish to share with the world.

What Is Bonding?

Dental bonding is a budget-friendly cosmetic treatment that can improve the appearance of aesthetic tooth concerns, by building up missing tissue or covering damaged areas. For example, if you have a small chip in your tooth, your doctor will replace the missing tooth portion with bonding, rather than completely covering or replacing your tooth.

To begin the bonding process, Dr. Jaeckle will color match the bonding material to the rest of your tooth for a seamless finish. We use composite, the same material used for tooth-colored “white” fillings. He will then paint the bonding material onto your tooth, or build the material up in the area that requires improvement. For example, if you have a gap between two teeth, Dr. Jaeckle will artfully fill the space with composite, so it looks like both of your teeth touch one another. To complete the process, Dr. Jaeckle will use a special light to harden the material.

What Are the Benefits of Bonding?

Bonding is a cost-effective means of improving small imperfections. However, one small imperfection may affect the appearance of your entire smile, so the improvement can make a huge difference in the way you feel about your appearance. Because teeth bonding addresses a variety of concerns, look over the following list of improvements bonding may accomplish when determining whether this cosmetic treatment is right for your needs:

  • Bonding fills spaces or gaps between teeth
  • This treatment may camouflage a stained tooth, which is well-suited to patients with teeth resistant to teeth whitening
  • Tooth bonding addresses chips and cracks
  • Dental bonding can improve the appearance of a gently rotated tooth, so your teeth look aligned without the use of traditional orthodontics, such as braces

Am I A Good Candidate?

If you have one or several small imperfections that require improvement, such as chips, cracks, discoloration, or unevenness, you may make a wonderful candidate for teetj bonding. This cosmetic treatment is also one of the most budget-friendly cosmetic treatments available. However, if you want to improve your entire smile, address a wide variety of concerns at once, or wish for a solution with the most natural finish and long-term results, you may wish to discuss porcelain veneers and dental crowns with Dr. Jaeckle to determine which treatment best fits your goals.