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An alternative to porcelain veneers is a cosmetic dental procedure called bonding, which can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or disarranged.
We prepare the tooth by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once it sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted by the dentist into the desired shape. Once the resin sets, it is trimmed, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance.
Often able to be completed in a single office visit, the teeth bonding procedure can significantly improve the appearance of a tooth. However, keep in mind that the plastic resin used is not as strong as natural tooth enamel, so bonding teeth typically lasts only about three to five years before it may need repair.
Bonding resins may have a short life which is dependent on size, location and amount of adverse stress that it may need to endure. We will discuss the variety of materials that are available and may best fit your needs.
The professional staff at Austin Premier Dental are seasoned dental professionals who are warm, friendly and sincere in providing the best comfort and care to all their current and prospective patients.
Austin Premier Dental combines state-of-the-art technology with time-honored methods of care and compassion to provide the highest quality dental care in Austin. Our modern and comfortable office is equipped with the all the latest amenities and dental health care technology.
Dr. Bruce Silva is committed to doing his part for the environment. In fact, all of us at Austin Premier Dental are passionate about ‘green’ dental practices, not just because they are good for the environment, but more importantly, because they are good for you!
Brushing only cleans about 25% of your mouth. In order to clean the remainder of it, you need to floss and use mouthwash as well. Since there are so many mouthwashes to choose from, it can make the decision about which one is best for you a little tough. We’re here to tell you how […]…more »
Veneers are a form of cosmetic dentistry used to increase the appearance of your front teeth. They are a good alternative to crowns in many situations. If you are unhappy with your smile or have chipped and broken teeth, you could be a candidate for veneers. You may also be a candidate for veneers if […]…more »
What is a filling? A filling helps to restore a damaged tooth back to normal. When a dentist gives you a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth, cleans it, and then fills that space with filling material. Fillings assist in preventing further decay to the tooth. Figuring out what […]…more »