Tooth bonding is ... it's another word or another concept for tooth-colored fillings. One of the, probably, the most common things that I hear, patients come in, they know that they've had these old silver mercury fillings in their mouth for years. They've heard the bad stories about the mercury possibly leaking out of the fillings and that they're not the newest, most advanced, healthiest type of material to have in the mouth. They're not necessarily in pain, they just don't want that old, silver mercury amalgam filling in their mouth. We can replace that with bondings, and again, it's tooth-colored. It blends right into the shade of their teeth, or it can change the shade of their teeth, if we wanna make the whole tooth completely a different shade or several teeth a completely different shade, we can do that with tooth bonding, composite tooth-colored fillings.
Your smile can be quickly perfected with tooth bonding from Hillcrest Dental Care in Waco, TX. This alternative to dental veneers is an easy way to cover up and correct:
- Stained teeth
- Chipped, misshapen, or cracked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Short teeth that you feel should appear longer
- Pits and other surface flaws
Call 254-400-2868 to make an appointment with Dr. Thrasher at our Waco, TX office. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you walk in!
Customizing Your New Smile With Easy Tooth Bonding
Tooth bonding, or cosmetic bonding, involves placing natural-looking composite resin over your tooth. This discreet material will:
- Match the rest of your smile
- Conceal cosmetic flaws
- Protect your teeth from further damage
Tooth bonding affords many patients extra benefits over dental veneers, including less preparation of your teeth, less time, and less impact on your budget. Many patients just need dental bonding to fix small flaws, while others will choose it as part of a more comprehensive smile makeover. Either way, you can trust Dr. Thrasher’s four decades of experience in perfecting the treatment.
Boost Your Smile’s Appearance In One Visit
Here’s a basic rundown of the dental bonding process, which we can usually complete in less than half an hour.
- Thrasher will examine your teeth and take digital X-rays to make sure tooth bonding is right for you. He may recommend whitening your teeth first to match the bonding to your brighter smile.
- He will then precisely match the composite resin material to the color of your tooth.
- After placing the material on the front of your tooth, he’ll smooth it out and harden it with a special light.
- He’ll then polish the tooth to perfection.
Dr. Michael Thrasher of Hillcrest Dental Care is indeed one of the trusted Waco, TX dentists because he has a lot of memberships and credentials, and of the associations that he belongs to is in Texas Dental Association.