For a tooth with minor cosmetic imperfections or damage, our dentist may recommend dental bonding. Bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can help to enhance your smile’s appearance in just one appointment at our office. During the bonding process, our dentist places a tooth-colored material called composite resin onto the tooth structure. This material is malleable when first placed, so Dr. Derek M. Lichter can shape it to fit the tooth. Once the resin is sculpted to fit your tooth, we use a special light to harden it. Finally, we trim and polish the bonding to blend in naturally with your smile.
Dental bonding can be used to improve a number of cosmetic dental flaws, including:
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
In addition to being used to correct aesthetic imperfections, dental bonding in Chula Vista, California, can also be used to repair minor to moderate tooth decay. This type of restoration is called a composite filling, and it is an aesthetic, natural-looking choice for repairing cavities. To learn more about dental bonding and composite fillings, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to seeing you at our office soon!