Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored filling material to rebuild and recreate the appearance of healthy tooth enamel. It is applied directly to the tooth and shaped so that the tooth looks whole again. With cosmetic bonding you can change the overall appearance of the tooth by addressing signifiant irregularities in the tooth’s size and shape. It’s a great alternative to other types of cosmetic treatments, or can even be used in conjunction with whitening and veneers.
The bonding process is easy to complete and takes only one short appointment. Local anesthesia may not even be required, depending on the extent of the correction that is needed.
Composite Bonding is Perfect for:
- Spaces between teeth
- Exposed or sensitive root surfaces
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Enamel irregularities
The tooth is first cleaned and conditioned, to allow for optimal bonding of the material directly with the tooth surface. Once the bonding is applied and shaped appropriately, a bright light is used to harden and fuse it into place. The end results give you a tooth that is fully sized and free of the irregularity that was causing the aesthetic concern in the first place.
Simple Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Held can easily correct the appearance of one or two teeth with bonding, helping your smile look more uniform in appearance. If you are generally happy with the way your smile looks, but have specific teeth that are impacting your self-confidence, then it’s time to ask about our bonding options. Bond can also be combined with services such as teeth whitening or porcelain veneers for a more dramatic impact.