Dental Bonding at Austin Dental Care
Dental bonding is a cosmetic option for repairing teeth that are chipped, cracked, fractured, stained, discolored and misshapen. In addition, tooth bonding stabilizes the tooth root while being a great option for patients who do not want a permanent restoration. Dr. Glen Wainwright offers tooth bonding in Austin, Texas to patients of all ages. Dr. Wainwright is an experienced cosmetic dentist that is passionate about helping patients achieve their ideal smile.
Learn about the ideal candidate for tooth bonding as well as the bonding process below.
Am I a Good Candidate for Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a solution best for minor to moderate tooth damage. Patients who are not ready to commit to a permanent solution like dental veneers are also good candidates for dental bonding. Dr. Wainwright may recommend dental crowns or a tooth extraction for patients who have severe cases of tooth damage.
Prior to treatment, Dr. Wainwright will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration. He may use digital imaging to accurately view the mouth to ensure that treatment is as accurate as possible. If you have tooth damage and think that you would be a good candidate for tooth bonding, call Austin Dental Care at 512-518-6392.
Tooth Bonding: Benefits and Treatment
Tooth bonding is a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers, that offers a semi-permanent option for patients who want to restore damaged, worn, and discolored teeth. Dental bonding utilizes material that is durable but also looks natural. During treatment, patients require less tooth preparation than other treatments.
Dental bonding begins with the preparation of the tooth. Dr. Wainwright will gently remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of the tooth to allow the composite resin to adhere to the surface of teeth. Next, he will apply and shape the composite resin until we reach your desired shape and appearance.
Then, we cure the composite resin using a special light and lightly polish it. You will be able to use your teeth almost immediately. We recommend that you avoid eating foods that are hot or too cold to prevent sensitivity. Lastly, give your bonded tooth a couple of days to adjust to the material.
Dental Bonding FAQs
Is dental bonding permanent?
No. Dental binding is not a permanent solution to tooth damage, but can be a viable one for many patients. With standard tooth care and maintenance, a bonded tooth can last many years. Be sure to maintain a proper oral higher routine and visit your dentist regularly for routine dental checkups. Your dentist can repair or replace bonded material if it becomes damaged.
Can tooth bonding be removed?
Yes. Although, only a dentist can remove the material. You will only need to remove the bonding if your bonded tooth suffers more damage, or you are replacing the tooth bonding with a permanent restoration such as porcelain veneers.
Will tooth bonding make my teeth more sensitive?
No. Tooth bonding does not make your teeth permanently sensitive. Although, you will experience some sensitivity for a couple of days after the procedure. This is natural and a sign that your tooth is still adjusting to the material. You can avoid temporary sensitivity by not consuming very hot or cold foods.
How long does tooth bonding take to harden?
On average your bond will harden within 30-60 minutes. We recommend waiting to eat or drink for at least an hour after we place your bond to give it time to harden and cure.
How soon can I eat after dental bonding?
Patients should wait until the bond cures before eating or drinking. This will ensure that your bond is secure and in place before any substance has the ability to effect it.
Do your teeth rot under composite bonding?
Composite bonding does not ruin teeth, and teeth should not cause tooth decay. With bonding it is important to take good care of your oral health and teeth to ensure that cavities do not form. Cavities eat away at the enamel of your teeth, causing decay.
Schedule A Dental Visit with Our Dentist in Austin, TX
Contact Austin Dental Care for comprehensive treatment today at 512-518-6392. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Wainwright on our website. Dr. Wainwright serves patients in West Austin, Lost Creek, West Lake Hills, Barton Creek, and all of Travis County, Texas.