Dental bonding involves using a tooth-shaded, composite resin material to reshape or recontour the teeth or correct minor cosmetic issues like chips, cracks or discoloration. The resin is bonded directly to the tooth replicating the appearance and function of your natural teeth. Esthetic bonding is a minimally-invasive, conservative and affordable alternative to other cosmetic options, though the results are more subtle. Additionally, it’s considered an additive procedure meaning we don’t usually need to remove much, if any, of your original enamel during your smile makeover.
The procedure itself is painless and fast. Dr. Gutierrez or Dr. Zalatimo will prepare the tooth by roughening its surface and then apply tooth-colored resin material. The material is shaped and a curing light is used to help it harden and bond with the tooth’s enamel. Finally, we make adjustments and polish it so it blends in seamlessly and is undetectable.