Small flaws in your smile can be fixed by dental bonding, which is a tooth-colored resin that bonds to your teeth. Dental bonding is one of the simplest procedures that our dentists can perform, and it can typically be completed in just one visit. Additionally, a minimal amount of tooth enamel is removed, which means that it is a relatively pain-free procedure that does not usually require any anesthetics. Dr. Shelly Galvin and Dr. Kritika Thomas are able to use dental bonding to improve a variety of issues including:
- Repairing chipped teeth
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Changing the shape of teeth
- Making teeth look longer
- Protecting the exposed roots of teeth
- As an alternative to fillings
As stated before, teeth bonding in Kansas City, Kansas, is a relatively simple procedure. The tooth enamel of your tooth is slightly roughened and a special liquid is applied to the section of the tooth. This provides the dentist with a proper surface on which to anchor the bond. Then one of our dentists will apply the tooth-colored resin and mold it to the desired shape. The bond is then cured with a specialized light, and we will further shape and polish the tooth so that it will be indistinguishable from your natural smile.
If you have any questions about dental bonding, or if you would like to meet with one our dentists, call or visit us at Westwood Dental today.