At Crystal Dental Care, our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles works closely with people of all backgrounds to give them the smile of their dreams. When it comes to complex and budget-friendly smile makeovers, there’s one procedure that most people often overlook: cosmetic bonding.
Non-Invasive Tooth Recontouring
Have you ever heard someone refer to “recontouring” the shape of their teeth? It involves reshaping the edges or sides, so that the tooth appears appropriately shaped, sized correctly, and even with the teeth around it. In certain situations, it can even require removing a portion of the tooth structure to smooth it out…but other times, it’s done with composite material.
Composite is what is used in some tooth-colored fillings. It allows our cosmetic dentist to rebuild or recreate “tooth structure” that blends in with your surrounding enamel. The goal is to have a tooth that’s restored or enhanced, without it appearing unnatural.
The best part about cosmetic bonding is that it’s shaped directly on top of your healthy tooth enamel. This allows us to place in areas such as:
- Along the gumlines, if roots are exposed
- Correcting minor chips or uneven edges of your teeth
- Closing small gaps in the front of your smile
- Treat smooth surface cavities
Most of the time, bonding doesn’t require any numbing or drilling. All our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles will need to do is condition the surface of the enamel with a gentle etch. Then the bonding is shaped and smoothed over the tooth, fusing directly with the microscopic pores. We use a bright light to cure it in place, giving a streamlined finish that blends in with your smile.
Bonding is best for mild to moderate aesthetic irregularities. Consult our highly experienced cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles if cosmetic bonding is a good option for your smile! To schedule an appointment please contact Crystal Dental Center at 213.748.8448 or visit www.CrystalDentalCenters.com for further information.