A chip, crack, or imperfection on your front teeth can ruin a beautiful smile. Though we hate to admit it, new acquaintances often judge us based on our appearance, and studies show that a smile is one of the first things people notice. Other research tells us that an attractive smile makes us appear more intelligent, friendly, and successful. For minor imperfections, like a chipped front tooth, I often recommend affordable and effective cosmetic bonding.
Using the same composite resin material that I use for tooth-colored fillings, I can rebuild tooth structure, as I did in the photo above. Bonding is strong and looks natural. I tint the resin to blend with existing tooth structure, so it’s virtually undetectable. If you take good care of your teeth and don’t chew on ice, pens, and other very solid substances, bonding can last for years. However, at some point, it will probably need to be replaced. For a more lasting alternative, I suggest porcelain veneers, but they are more expensive, as well.
At your consultation, we can discuss your goals, finances, and needs to find the perfect solution for your situation. Call my Waco dental office today to schedule an appointment with me, Dr. Corbet Locke. My team and I look forward to providing you with excellent service and clinical care. We offer cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry in our inviting office. Come on in and see us!