Improving your smile may be just one visit away! With bonding, Tsawwassen dentist Dr. Janet Roberts can erase the effects of a chipped corner, close spaces between teeth, or enhance the color of one or two teeth. Fast, conservative and cost-effective, cosmetic bonding may be the ideal dental solution for your smile. This restorative option is minimally invasive, preserves your natural tooth structure and is often a great choice.
How Dental Bonding Works
A natural tooth is actually comprised of different layers, including the enamel and dentin. Dr. Roberts will sculpt each layer with varying translucency, shading, coloring and exquisite polishing. Applying the resin with extreme precision and using high magnification, she accurately recreates all of the unique details and nuances of your adjacent teeth.
During bonding tooth-coloured composite resin (plastic) is applied to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured tooth. It also can be used to close spaces between teeth, to make teeth look longer or to change the shape or color of teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are manufactured in a laboratory and require a customized mold and more than one appointment, bonding can be done in a single visit. The composite resin used in bonding can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth. The procedure is called bonding because the material bonds to the tooth. Bonding is a popular treatment option because it provides a successful attachment between the filling material and the tooth’s original enamel and dentin. It looks like the original tooth and functions like it as well. Direct composite bonding is used to recreate a smile in an additive manner, where little or no tooth reduction is needed. Direct bonding, is less costly than porcelain veneers and crowns and can be long-lasting with proper maintenance.
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