Cosmetic bonding is the choice for you if you chipped your front tooth or have small gaps between your teeth.
White (tooth) colored fillings have come a long way and can now be used to help re-enhance and restore front teeth! With dozens of shades and hues to choose from, cosmetic composites can mimic the lifelike appearance of natural teeth.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Photos will be taken before we start to assess color and shape and discuss your goals. If we’re looking for a cosmetic enhancement, we will need to take measurements of the teeth and discuss shape and harmony for your face.
Anesthesia is not always necessary but can be administered if the patient prefers. Most of the time a combination of different composites will be used to create a harmony of shades, translucency and natural appearance. Teeth are not just white, they are combinations of many, many different colors!
After the composite is applied, contoured and adjusted to your bite, a series of polishers will be used to create a life-like luster. In many cases of broken front teeth, care must be taken with eating to ensure that the composite filling doesn’t break.
If cosmetic bonding is performed because of lost tooth structure after grinding, a nightguard will be recommended to be worn nightly.
Composite bondings can last for years as long as care is taken and upkeep is performed. Your dental care, as well as your bite, will determine its longevity.