Your tooth is composed of several layers. Each layer plays a role in supporting your smile. The enamel is the outer layer of your tooth, and its job is to protect your tooth from wear and tear from biting, chewing, and grinding your food. Although tooth enamel is highly resilient, it can suffer damage from abrasive materials or erosion caused by acids in foods and drinks. At Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates, Bedford, Texas, we offer tooth bonding treatment to repair enamel erosion and boost your smile.
The following are some telltale signs of enamel erosion on your teeth:
Enamel erosion makes your teeth more susceptible to decay, tooth sensitivity, and chipping. Bonding helps repair defects caused by enamel erosion. It also strengthens your tooth structure to protect it from further damage.
Dr. Maegan Elam will first roughen the surface of your teeth and apply a special liquid to help the bonding stick. We’ll then place the bonding material, i.e., tooth-colored composite resin, on your teeth and mold it to match the shape and size of your teeth so that it blends in perfectly with your smile. Once the material is smoothed to perfection, Dr. Elam will harden it using a UV light to keep it in place. We’ll then polish your teeth to leave them shiny and smooth. Dental bonding can last for years, strengthening and perfecting your smile with proper care.
Dental bonding offers a quick and affordable cosmetic fix-it for repairing damage caused by enamel erosion on your teeth. An evaluation from Dr. Maegan Elam in Bedford, Texas, can determine if bonding is a good fit for you. To learn more about our composite bonding treatments, contact us today at (817) 241-3535.