The secret to your smile’s appearance is that even the most minor inconsistencies can have a dramatic impact. Small but noticeable stains; chipped or worn down edges; or slightly excessive spaces between teeth can make your entire smile seem imperfect. In many cases, however, correcting minor cosmetic issues can be achieved with a non-invasive, but highly-effective procedure, like tooth bonding. By applying a minimal amount of tooth-colored composite resin to your tooth, we can restore your smile’s beautiful, uniform appearance without having to alter your healthy tooth structure.
What is Dental Bonding
The material used for a dental bonding procedure is a tooth-colored composite resin made from acrylic particles and a glass-like powder. The resin is applied as a liquid, shaped to your tooth’s ideal contour, then hardened and polished for a natural, uniform final finish. Because the resin is bonded to your tooth structure, it will remain firmly in place as you bite and chew. Bonding is also commonly combined with contouring, or tooth re-sculpting, as a conservative, non-invasive way to reshape one or more teeth.
Improving a Tooth from the Inside Out
Composite resin’s unique abilities make it more than just a convenient cosmetic fix; it is also a highly effective and esthetically pleasing alternative to metal as a tooth filling material. Instead of bonding the resin to the outside of your tooth, we can apply the resin to a cleaned and sanitized cavity to restore an infected tooth. Its discreet appearance makes your tooth-colored filling unnoticeable, and its ability to bond to your tooth makes it a durable seal against bacteria that cause cavities.
ABOUT YOUR NORTH RICHLAND HILLS COSMETIC DENTIST:
With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and his caring team proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth, including North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities. We also have extensive experience helping patients find relief from painful TMJ disorders (various forms of jaw dysfunction). To schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, contact our office today by calling 817-918-3038.