Your smile is usually the first thing people notice about you, so don’t settle for one that doesn’t make you feel amazing! With advanced digital technology and training, Dr. Schultz can enhance your smile in as few as one appointment!
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to small chips or gaps between your teeth, or if you dislike the color or shape of your teeth, cosmetic bonding may be a great option! Cosmetic bonding is a conservative and affordable alternative to veneers and other cosmetic treatment options, that can help to restore and enhance the appearance of front teeth. This procedure involves the use of a composite (tooth-colored) material that is bonded to the tooth, to address any of these imperfections.
The great news about cosmetic bonding and contouring is that it’s a conservative way to address your esthetic concerns (usually, a minimal amount of tooth structure needs to be removed), and can typically be completed in a single appointment.
What is Cosmetic Bonding?
Cosmetic bonding can help to:
- Fill in small gaps
- Fix small chips
- Conceal spots of erosion (wear of the enamel due to acid or other abrasive materials)
With dozens of shades and hues to choose from, Dr. Schultz can select colors of composite (tooth-colored filling material)that best match your tooth before we begin the procedure. She will also discuss any re-contouring or reshaping that will change the length or width of the teeth, so that we can create a restoration that is harmonious with the shape of your face and smile.
Caring for Your Composite Bonding
It’s important to care for your teeth following a composite bonding procedure, to ensure long-lasting results. Patients should avoid large amounts of tea, coffee, and cigarettes to avoid staining the bonding resin. Also, regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits can help to keep your smile healthy. Composite bonding can last for years, if proper care is taken.
A great smile can be your most attractive feature, so it’s important that you’re happy with the way your smile looks. We have many different techniques available to shape and sculpt your teeth, so talk to Dr. Schultz about which option may be the right one for you! Contact us today for more information.