Restore Your Beautiful Smile with Cosmetic Bonding
If you have small gaps between your teeth or slightly crooked teeth, talk to us about the cosmetic bonding procedure. Cosmetic bonding is very effective for masking flaws on the teeth and involves placing composite resin over or around the tooth structure to reshape and restore the tooth. If you have irregularly shaped teeth or have visible gaps, cosmetic bonding may be the ideal solution for your smile makeover!
Is Cosmetic Bonding Right for me?
If you are self-conscious about your smile because of a slight misalignment or spaces between the teeth, you may be a candidate for tooth bonding. Cosmetic bonding can be very effective for filling gaps, restoring chipped teeth, and creating a uniform smile.
Some of the reasons to get tooth bonding instead of a standard filling include:
- Improves esthetics of the overall smile
- Less likely to cause cracks in the tooth
- Bonded directly to the tooth structure
- Helps mask discolored teeth
- Fills in cracks and gaps
- Restores chipped teeth
- Designed to match the color of existing teeth
How Cosmetic Bonding is Performed
The first step involves etching the tooth enamel to prepare the tooth for the bonding materials. Composite resin is then placed on top of the tooth and cured with a high-intensity light. The resin becomes hard and tooth-like in a few minutes. Next, a second coat is applied to perfectly shape and polish the surface so that it resembles your natural teeth.
We make sure the resin is an exact color match to your own teeth to create the most natural-looking result. The entire process can take up to two hours per treatment area, depending on the amount of preparation needed.
Types of Bonding Procedures
Cosmetic bonding can be performed on both small and large areas. The two types of procedures are:
- One-appointment bonding – Usually performed on your front teeth, color-matched resin is bonded to the surface of the tooth to create a more attractive appearance.
- Custom tooth bonding – If you need larger surface areas evened out, you will get a custom-fit filling made of porcelain. This process typically takes two visits and helps to create a very natural and durable-looking tooth structure.