Cosmetic bonding is a quick solution to repair chipped, worn and disfigured teeth. Tooth coloured filling materials are adhered to the missing portion of the tooth or used to fill gaps or spaces. In some cases, cosmetic bonding can also be used to hide or change the colour of the teeth.
Bonding uses composite resin to reshape or recolor your smile. After applying a very mild etching solution that slightly roughs the surface of your teeth and permits the bonding material to adhere, your dentist applies the resin and sculpts, colors and shapes it to provide a pleasing result. A high-intensity light hardens the material, which is then finely polished.
Many people choose bonding over silver fillings because it looks more natural-the material can be matched to your natural tooth color
Talk to one of our dentists to see if you are a good candidate for bonding.
Recontouring or reshaping the teeth (also called odontoplasty, enameloplasty, stripping, or slenderizing) is a procedure in which small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to change a tooth's length, shape, or surface. The procedure is usually done to improve appearance by creating more harmony or balance in the look of the smile.
Recontouring is the most conservative cosmetic treatment. It is a quick and painless procedure whose results can be seen immediately. Recontouring is an effective method to correct minor imperfections such as small chips, slight irregular tooth sapes or adjusting the length of canines
Talk to one of our dentists at Malvern East Dental to see if recontouring is right for you.