Teeth damaged by tooth decay or trauma can often be repaired by "bonding". This term refers to the process of adhering glass-reinforced resin material, called composite, to replace the tooth material lost. This is an excellent cosmetic option for those patients who do not want the look of silver in their mouths. Bonding can also be used to alter the color or shape of anterior teeth.
The bonding procedure is usually completed in one visit. The first step is to remove the decayed or unsightly portion of the tooth. The tooth is then etched with a liquid or gel and a bonding agent is then applied. This will allow the composite resin to be placed in the prepared tooth. The resin is then trimmed and polished, leaving you with a beautifully sculpted, natural-looking restoration.
Replace Silver Metal Fillings
You can have your dark metal fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations that can make it look as though you never had a cavity!
Visit our Smile Gallery to view examples of the use of bonding in restoring fractured teeth and various cosmetic enhancements.