Dental bonding uses tooth-colored materials to reshape your tooth. Creating a new contour makes an irregularly shaped tooth look whole again. In most situations, we recommend the procedure for people with concerns such as:
The actual procedure for having a tooth bonded is very simple. In fact, you may not even need to have the tooth numbed or reshaped. Usually, we will apply a gentle conditioning gel to open the pores of the enamel. Then we match the tooth shade to determine the exact color of the restoration.
As the material is shaped to your enamel, it recreates the appearance of a whole tooth. Once the ideal shape is achieved, we use a bright light to cure the material permanently in place. Instantly, you’ll have what looks like an entirely new tooth!
Although recontouring procedures only impact the tooth being worked on, they literally transform the entire appearance of your smile. That unsightly gap or area of irregularity is no longer noticeable. Instead, you can focus on the rest of your smile – one that looks bright and healthy.
If you’re considering having a tooth reshaped, we recommend discussing whitening options prior to your procedure. This allows your smile to be lighter, as well as the permanent restoration that is being applied. Otherwise, if you decide to whiten your smile later, the bonding will need to be replaced.
Bonding can be used alone or in combination with other treatments like porcelain veneers, crowns, white fillings or gingival recontouring. It’s an economical way to make a huge impact on your self-confidence.