BONDING

Dental bonding , also known as composite or tooth bonding, is an excellent way to fix cosmetic and structural imperfections in the teeth. Because cracked, misaligned, or chipped teeth can tarnish a smile, our practice offers a relatively simple procedure to correct these problems., with composite resin being carefully applied to the tooth, shaped, and smoothed to achieve the desired look. It can also be added to misaligned teeth, providing a straighter, more uniform smile.

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

- Quick

- Affordable

- Relatively painless

- Relatively long lasting.

- Great alternative to more extensive cosmetic dentistry treatment like porcelain veneers.

- Very flexible, expanding and contracting with the natural tooth to prevent cracks and tooth loss.

- Excellent option for individuals looking to repair imperfections in their smile without going through expensive treatment such as orthodontics (braces) or veneers.

- Some insurance companies will pay for dental bonding, especially if your teeth have been causing you discomfort.

- The result looks and feels incredibly natural.

 

Aesthetic contouring

Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth, making them appear more aligned. This is a quick, painless, non-invasive and inexpensive procedure of subtle changes that can make a huge difference in your smile.

Using a polishing instrument, the dentist removes small amounts of surface enamel of one or more teeth to compensate for the imperfections, followed up with a smoothing and polishing of all the surrounding teeth. This causes no tooth damage and does not require any anesthesia (no needles!)

 

Tooth recontouring is most often performed on the upper central, lateral, and canine teeth as well as the mildly crowded lower incisors. are even oral health gains too, as smoothing the teeth and repairing overlaps can make them easier to clean, reducing the risk of gum disease and decay. Note that reshaping can only occur on healthy teeth, so x-rays are often taken before the procedure is done to check for problems.

 

Who is a good candidate for tooth recontouring?

- Minor imperfections in their teeth : small chips, minor unevenness, slight overlaps, shallowly pitted surfaces, or worn biting areas in their teeth.

- One or more teeth out of proportion in size to the rest of the set, such as large, pointy canine teeth.

Are there risks?

The risks are minor but include:

  •  Removal of too much enamel, subjecting the tooth to a greater chance of breakage or decay
  •  Reappearance of the problem if it is due to grinding of the teeth.
  • Irreversible procedure