If you have a chipped tooth or teeth that can’t be simply polished away, or if you have moderately misaligned teeth, then Cosmetic Bonding may be the answer. This can be done in a single visit and usually requires no anesthetic or “numbing.” If this is the right option for you, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Zitterich can apply liquid composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth’s color, to fashion the ideal shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with an ultraviolet curing light, he will artistically sculpt and polish the bonding. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile! Cosmetic bonding can be a viable, affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. It should be noted that since composite material is not as strong as porcelain, it should not be expected to last as long. Most bonding can be expected to last up to 5 years, depending upon where it is in your mouth and how well you care for it. Bonding will not discolor over time as your natural tooth enamel may, so touch-up teeth whitening may be required to keep your natural teeth the same shade as the bonded area.
Please see examples of Composite Bonding with our actual patients in our Composite Bonding Gallery