Cracks, gaps, or chips in your teeth can detract from the beauty of your smile. Dental bonding is a fast and effective way to hide the imperfections in teeth and recapture your smile. East Cobb cosmetic dentist Dr. Cristi Cheek uses dental bonding to beautifully correct minor issues with teeth. The results look so natural that people won’t be able to tell your tooth was ever damaged.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Silica or quartz is bound with synthetic resin to make dental bonding, or composite. Artistic cosmetic dentists skillfully manipulate bonding to match the color and characteristics of your natural teeth and conceal the damage or imperfections.
When Is It Used?
Dental composite can be used to correct a variety of imperfections in teeth, including:
- Gaps or spaces
- Malformation or poor shape
Dr. Cheek’s advanced training and experience in cosmetic dentistry will ensure the dental composite matches your natural teeth and enhances your smile. She has the tools, materials, and variety of composite required for natural-looking results. The work is completed while you’re sitting in the dental chair. And most corrections can be completed in a single visit.
How Is It Applied?
- Dr. Cheek will roughen and etch your tooth to prepare it for a bonding agent.
- She will select and blend composite materials to perfectly match your tooth shade and conceal the imperfections.
- The bonding will be applied, shaped, hardened, and polished to match the gloss of your teeth.
Dental bonding is applied while you’re sitting in the dental chair, so it is mostly used for minor corrections to teeth. If you need extensive cosmetic dentistry or a complete smile makeover, bonding can be used, but we tend to recommend porcelain veneers or crowns as a more durable and stain-resistant alternative.
How Will It Look?
Dr. Cheek’s artistic talent as a cosmetic dentist will give you great results. The before-and-after photos below show how she used dental bonding on a patient’s teeth to reshape them and close gaps. The attractive and natural-looking application of dental composite greatly improved the patient’s smile.
Interested in Dental Bonding to Improve Your Smile?
If you would like to know if dental bonding is an option for improving the appearance of one or more of your teeth, call us to schedule an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form. Dr. Cheek will examine your teeth and explain your options and the results you can expect.