If you find yourself hiding your smile due to a small chip, gap, or tooth discoloration, you may be a candidate for teeth bonding. This cosmetic procedure is an excellent way to fix minor imperfections on one or two teeth.
Teeth bonding is a quick and convenient solution that is affordable. It can be completed in only one dental appointment and can be made to match your existing tooth perfectly. A tooth that has been bonded will look, feel, and function just like it does normally.
Shown to the right is an example of a chip that was repaired with dental bonding.
What to Expect With Teeth Bonding
Dr. Collins will begin by roughening the surface of your tooth and applying a bonding agent. This putty-like restorative material can be sculpted to mimic the exact shape of your tooth. A bonding light is used so the bonding material dries. Then, Dr. Collins will apply a translucent bonding finish that is used to polish and blend the bonded material to your enamel.
If you are considering any cosmetic procedure, you need to understand the importance of selecting a true cosmetic dentist. The bonding process is very artistic in nature and it requires a thorough understanding of the bonding materials and technologies used. Not every dentist can do cosmetic work well. It requires extensive training beyond dental school, as well as a passion for creating beautiful smiles.
Upon examining the photographs above more closely, you will see that the biting edges of the tooth are whiter than the middle of the tooth. Then in the middle of the tooth there is a translucent band, then a more opaque zone with some color gradient. You can see how the texture and gloss was manipulated for a seamless result that closely resembles the natural tooth. Dr. Collins understands these intricacies and is a cosmetic dentist that has the training and artistic ability to create a stunning result with dental bonding.
If you’re not sure if dental bonding will work for you or you have some questions for Dr. Collins, give us a call at 225-292-4321 to schedule your complimentary consultation.