Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist places a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless.
Our dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. Because we normally are adding to teeth with bonding there usually is no removal of natural tooth structure. This makes the process reversible, however no one ever goes back to what they had before bonding. Bonding is not as well suited for long term as is porcelain. The composite resin picks up more stain than the glazed, fired porcelain of crowns and veneers. See a simple front gap closure in our photo gallery. For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.