Goal of treatment: To close spaces in between teeth while idealizing esthetic shape and size of each individual tooth.
Treatment: Composite bonding.
Composite bonding is a very conservative form of treatment that allows us to change the color, shape, and contours of existing teeth. In the office we have numerous different shades and colors of composite so we can match the color of the adjacent teeth. There are also different tints and translucent shades available to us so that we can add life-like character to the bonding.
In most cases teeth bonding requires only a very minimal reduction of the natural tooth (and in a lot of cases, there is no reduction of the natural tooth). Dr. Hull adds the different composite shades to the natural tooth in order to build the tooth up to its ideal proportions. Afterwards, time is taken to polish and refine the composite.
Like every cosmetic procedure done in dentistry, no case is exactly alike. It’s important to evaluate each person’s individual bite, face, and adjacent teeth to determine if cosmetic bonding is a procedure that will work for them. Teeth bonding can be used to fix chipped teeth. Often times, teeth bonding is also used as a lesser cost alternative to porcelain veneers.
Before & After