Several studies conducted over the past few years have shown that having an attractive smile does more than simply improve a person’s overall appearance – in fact, studies show that a nice smile actually improves a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Modern dental technology provides many ways to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. One method that produces stunning results is dental bonding. This technique can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and is typically completed in just a single trip to our Austin, TX, office.
Is Dental Bonding Right for You?
Bonding can be an excellent choice for people whose teeth are permanently stained (as is sometimes the case with teeth that have eroded enamel, for example), chipped, or misshaped. Although bonding does produce dramatic improvements in a patient’s smile, it’s not for everyone. Dr. Baines can help you decide whether or not this procedure is right for you.
Important Information about Dental Bonding
One of the most appealing aspects of bonding is the fact that the procedure involved is incredibly fast and easy. Put very simply, it involves Dr. Baines applying the bonding material over the surface of the patient’s existing teeth, then using a special light to harden it.
While the benefits of dental bonding are obvious, there are some limitations to bonding that you should be aware of. The material used doesn’t last forever, and may need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. The material can be stained just like natural teeth, so habits such as smoking or drinking too much coffee or tea will stain your bonded teeth. The material can also be damaged, so the patient should avoid chewing ice or hard candy, for example.
Contact Our Office Today
For more information about dental bonding, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Baines, contact our office today. We are proud to serve patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area, and we would like to welcome you to our patient family.