Composite bonding (commonly referred to as bonding), can work wonders to repair a smile that has developed some aesthetic damage.
At Lumos Dental, our team understands the importance of having a smile that you can be proud of. Using materials that match the shade, translucency and texture of your teeth, gaps between teeth can be closed, spots and discolorations can be eliminated, and chipped teeth can be restored to their original appearance.
Dr. Shah will begin by matching the shade of your existing teeth. Next, a tooth-coloured composite resin is applied to the tooth - similar to the procedure used for fillings. The composite is hardened (cured) with a curing light and then the area is shaped, contoured, and polished to return your tooth to its natural appearance.
Composite bonding is an excellent solution for small defects in the teeth such as areas of discoloration, chips, or gaps between teeth. For more serious damage involving an entire tooth or multiple teet, a more comprehensive procedure will need to be performed.
Bonding is an affordable cosmetic procedure that can change the way you feel about your smile with minimal time spent in the chair. However, if tooth decay, functional damage, or severe fractures are found, you may require treatment that offers more structural support such as a filling or crown.