Before and After
Dental Bonding Gallery
Chipped Front Tooth
This emergency patient chipped his front tooth before a big meeting. We were able to see him first thing in the morning and repair it before he went to the office.
This patient had just a few weeks before her wedding and did not have the time or budget for Invisalign or veneers. Dental bonding was placed to close the spaces and enhance her aesthetics.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is used to fix cracks, chips, and teeth that have decay. The treatment bonds composite to the teeth to fill the tooth or add additional bulk for filling in gaps and changing the contour of teeth. Dental bonding is a conservative treatment and requires a single visit from 30 to 60 minutes in duration.
How it's Done
Just prior to the procedure, the shade of the tooth and surrounding teeth will be captured using a shade guide. This will enable the dentist to match the exact shade of the final restoration to the tooth and surrounding teeth.
The teeth to are prepared by removing any decay and sharp corners. The preparation for bonding is very conservative and preserves as much natural tooth structure as possible. Once the teeth are prepared they are etched. Etching the enamel enables a stronger bond. A bonding agent is placed on the surface and light cured. Finally, composite is placed and sculpted to the desired contour. The composite is polished and the bite is checked.