Cosmetic Dentistry

Bonding

Bonding is a procedure where tooth-colored composite resin material is placed to “fill in the blanks.” One of the most frequent uses of the bonding technique is to fill in a gap between front teeth.

Before
A noticeable space
between the front teeth.
After
Bonding fills the space, but still
keeps the teeth looking natural.
Veneers

Veneers are laboratory fabricated, porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to whiten teeth, close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped or worn teeth. The veneers are only about 1 mm thick (the thickness of a fingernail). That same thickness is “shaved” off the natural tooth surface so when the veneer is bonded to the tooth, the tooth doesn’t feel or look “thicker”.

Before
Discoloration on front teeth and teeth are uneven in length.
After
Veneers return the natural, healthy glow! Teeth are now lengthened evenly.
Enamel Shaping/Contouring

Enamel Shaping/Contouring is the process of shaping natural teeth to improve their appearance. Shaping can be used to correct minor cases of crowded or overlapping teeth, smooth rough edges, or make small adjustments to the shape of a tooth. No anesthesia is necessary!

Before
This patient has a small notch in three of her four front teeth.
After
Minor contouring (shaping) of the enamel makes her teeth smooth and natural looking!