Cosmetic bonding is utilized to correct minor imperfections on the front teeth. Bonding is a process in which enamel like material is applied to the tooth's surface; it is then sculpted and polished to mimic a real tooth. It can used to repair chipped teeth, to close small gaps, repair damage caused by tooth decay, and cover root exposure in front teeth. In some cases bonding can be used to resurface the entire front side of a tooth to improve its cosmetic appearance.
Compared to other cosmetic procedures dental bonding can be relatively inexpensive, and is usually completed in one visit. The disadvantage of dental bonding is that it has a tendency to stain over time and is not as long lasting or durable as other procedures. Bonding may not be a suitable option for an individual with an unstable bite.
Dr. Weller uses his artistry in smile design and his extensive background in Functional and Cosmetic Dentistry to produce a final product which is beautiful and natural. Cosmetic bonding is great for teenagers and also for individuals with a smaller budget currently seeking aesthetic improvements.