When a patient wishes to enhance or restore the beauty of their smile, Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner may recommend dental bonding. During dental bonding, our dentist will place a tooth-colored resin material on your tooth or teeth and bond the material in place with a special light. Dental bonding is often paired with dental contouring, during which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to improve the shape and size of a tooth. Our dentist may perform dental bonding to:
- Repair decayed teeth
- Fix chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Improve the color of stained teeth
- Close gaps and spaces between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Improve the shape of teeth
- Protect exposed tooth roots
When performing dental bonding, our dentist will first select a shade of resin material that will closely match that of your natural teeth. Your tooth or teeth will be prepared and have a conditioning liquid applied. These will ensure for an ideal bonding process. The resin material is then applied to your tooth or teeth. Our dentist smoothes and shapes the material. A special light or a laser is used to cure the material.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.