Cosmetic Bonding in The Woodlands, TX
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Taylor understands the importance of having a smile that looks attractive and appealing. He knows that you see the details of your smile even if no one else does. So, if there is minor flaw in your smile that bothers you, then don’t try to convince yourself that “it’s nothing.” Dr. Taylor and his team will be happy to fix it for you with a simple procedure called cosmetic bonding.
What can cosmetic bonding repair?
Cosmetic bonding is perfect for minor fixes that can make a big difference in the overall look of your smile. For example, a small chip on one of your front teeth can be quite noticeable. Likewise, a tooth that is broken can be a detraction anywhere in your mouth. Cosmetic bonding can also make teeth that are a little bit crooked or that have gaps between them look better.
What exactly is cosmetic bonding?
Although the idea is simple, cosmetic bonding does require a certain amount of skill and artistry to achieve the desired goal: a better-looking tooth. With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Taylor uses a small amount of composite resin material—the same material that is used for a tooth-colored filling when you have a cavity—and applies it to your damaged, misshaped, or crooked tooth.
Composite resin is essentially a medical grade plastic, so it is completely safe and very strong. Moreover, different shades of composite resin can be blended together to perfectly match the color of your existing teeth. Dr. Taylor applies a little bit at a time and then uses a special light to quickly harden the bonded material. The process can be repeated any number of times until the optimal tooth shape is achieved. Finally, your tooth is polished to a finish that mimics the luster and sheen of your natural teeth.
How long does cosmetic bonding take?
Cosmetic bonding is a relatively quick procedure that Woodlands cosmetic dentist Dr. Taylor can complete in just one visit. In addition, this procedure rarely requires local anesthesia, so there’s no discomfort, no needles and no numbness when you have cosmetic bonding.
How long will cosmetic bonding last?
Cosmetic bonding will usually last between five to 10 years. A bonded tooth does not discolor the way your natural teeth do. So, teeth whitening may be necessary to keep your teeth as white as the bonding material.
If you’re ready to take care of that slight imperfection in your smile, then call the Woodlands cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Johnny Taylor. We proudly serve patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Houston and surrounding communities.