If you have chipped, stained, or unwanted spaces between your teeth, cosmetic dental bonding may be the best option for restoring your smile. As an extremely versatile option for fixing cracks, discolorations, and misalignments, cosmetic bonding allows Dr. Cathy Santone to preserve a majority of the natural tooth while improving the overall aesthetics of our patients’ smiles. Dr. Santone and our qualified team can usually complete cosmetic bonding in a single office visit. It is a conservative restorative treatment option that preserves and matches your natural teeth.
Dr. Santone begins preparing the tooth for bonding by applying a specialized cleaning agent to the affected area. A strong bonding agent is applied to the tooth so the tooth colored filling material will adhere to the tooth. The tooth colored material is layered and cosmetically sculpted on the tooth, replacing the missing layers of tooth structure (the enamel and dentin). A laser or LED light, (or bright blue light) is then used to cure or harden the tooth colored material. During the final step, Dr. Santone will shaped and polish the tooth to match the surrounding teeth. The bonded tooth will looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth restoring a healthy glow to our patients’ smiles.
Cosmetic Bonding Results Gallery
For more information on cosmetic dental bonding at our Encinitas practice, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santone, please contact our office.