Refining flaws in a smile does not have to be complicated. In fact, cosmetic bonding allows our dental team to repair multiple dental flaws in just one office visit. Cosmetic bonding is a treatment in which composite resin, a durable form of plastic, is sculpted and shaped onto a damaged tooth. Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen, our gifted dentist, may suggest cosmetic bonding to repair:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Teeth with jagged or rough edges
- Discolored or stained teeth
Cosmetic bonding is ideal for minor changes to your smile. When the perfect shade of composite resin has been chosen, we will apply it directly to your tooth and sculpt it to an ideal form. Then, the composite resin is allowed to harden, often through the use of an ultraviolet light. While cosmetic bonding looks beautiful, it is not as strong as a natural tooth would be. It is therefore important to be careful when eating hard foods and avoid bad habits such as chewing on fingernails or pencils. When taken care of properly, however, cosmetic bonding can last for many years. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic bonding in Jacksonville, Florida, we invite you to contact our dental office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!