Do you know what to do about little esthetic eyesores that you wish you could address? Think along the lines of tiny chips or a little stain that catches your eye every time you see your reflection. For areas of your smile that require a minor cover-up (or the replacement of small bits of tooth tissue), we usually turn to a cosmetic treatment called dental bonding. Exceptionally efficient, convenient, and even cost-effective, bonding can transform your smile into a uniform, beautiful feature.
About The Material
In order to successfully perform dental bonding, we rely on a material that we call composite. This is composed of synthetic acrylic resin, which offers a natural finish. Composite is easy to mold, which means we can manipulate it according to your cosmetic needs. Fortunately, we may also match the shade of the material to the shade you need for your tooth, so the finished product is beautiful yet the work is undetectable.
How We Do It
Once we have color-matched the composite, we will place it on the area of your tooth that requires improvement. We may create a flat layer or “build up” a portion of your tooth, depending on the need. Once we finish molding the composite, we set the material and then use a gentle polishing instrument to give it a natural glow.
How Bonding Helps
Dental bonding allows us to fix chips, camouflage small cracks, create a longer-looking tooth, close spaces between teeth, and hide small issues like individual stains.