Discover What Dental Bonding and Reshaping Can Do For Your Smile
July 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: bonding   reshaping  

How dental bonding from your Chesapeake, Virginia dentist can enhance your smile.bonding and reshaping

If you’ve been hiding your smile because of chips, cracks, and other small imperfections, it’s time to show it off. The truth is you can create a beautiful new smile quickly and inexpensively, thanks to dental bonding and reshaping. Dr. Paul LeTellier at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia wants to tell you more about how dental bonding and reshaping can enhance your smile.

Dental bonding and reshaping can correct many cosmetic dental issues including problems like these:

  • Cracks caused by dental trauma
  • Chips caused by wear-and-tear
  • Enamel defects caused by genetics
  • Stains caused by smoking

You can cosmetically change the color, shape and even the alignment of teeth, all thanks to dental bonding and reshaping. The bonding and reshaping procedure can be completed in one appointment. Treatment provides immediate results and is usually much less expensive than other cosmetic dental procedures.

Bonding treatment begins with etching gel, used to create tiny pore-like openings to retain the bonding material. Then cement is applied, which creates a strong attachment of the bonding material to your tooth surface. Finally, the bonding material itself is applied. Dental bonding uses composite, an innovative liquid plastic that can be molded and shaped to fit your tooth exactly.

Dr. LeTellier will choose a composite that matches the color of your teeth, apply and shape the composite, and harden it using a high-tech ultraviolet light. Composite can be polished to a sparkling finish.

Recontouring can be combined with bonding to give you a uniform, beautiful smile. During recontouring, a dental handpiece is used to gently reshape and re-contour teeth that are jagged and uneven. Thanks to recontouring, your teeth will form a harmonious smile.

If you want to stop hiding your smile and show it off to the world, it’s time to call Dr. Paul LeTellier at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia. Find out how your smile can be enhanced with bonding and recontouring by giving him a call today!