One of the most versatile methods for restoring or refining a smile is dental bonding. You may have already experienced dental bonding in Chapel Hill if you’ve had a tooth-colored filling placed, or any number of short cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Dental bonding is nothing short of amazing in how it can be used.
- Fill cavities with non-metal, tooth-colored restorations
- Refine the shape of a tooth or close minor spaces between teeth
- Lengthen a tooth that is shorter than the rest of your teeth
- Cover a badly stained tooth
- Repair a broken or chipped tooth
It’s hard to believe one therapy can be used for so many purposes. Dental bonding requires advanced training, technical skill and an artist’s eye to create a bonded surface that is imperceptible from your natural tooth. It needs to be strong, match the color and translucence of your teeth, and form a tight seal that won’t allow any liquid or food to seep underneath it.
Bonding doesn’t require as much tooth preparation as other cosmetic techniques, so it can usually be completed in about 30 to 60 minutes. The tooth is lightly roughened and a primer is applied. A custom-colored composite resin is then carefully sculpted on the tooth. The restoration is hardened using a special light, after which it is refined and polished. Many patients are skeptical the first time they experience dental bonding, until they look in the mirror! They can’t believe they’re looking at the same tooth.
In Chapel Hill, Dr. Bilal Saib has exceptional expertise and artistry to repair a chipped tooth with dental bonding. Because of his talent and skill, in 2011, he was awarded America’s Top Dentist in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry!!
Please call Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry at 919.933.3388 for care of a chipped tooth, or if you’re interested in dental bonding and cosmetic dentistry for other improvements to your teeth. We’re conveniently located on Market Street in Chapel Hill and look forward to helping you achieve a confident and beautiful smile.