Cosmetic bonding is a process where Dr. Chee attaches or “bonds” composite resin materials directly to your tooth in order to change the color, size or shape, or even fill in slight spaces between teeth. The bonded composite resin material becomes part of your tooth, creating a beautiful, strong structure that looks and feels like your own tooth. The natural tooth enamel is then fused together with bonding materials, such as porcelain and resins, to create a strong structure that still feels like your original tooth.
While it can be used for different purposes, tooth bonding is most useful for repairing chipped teeth or as a transitional/temporary cosmetic solution for children and teens. That’s because the bonding composite resin materials are natural in color, and allows for a finished product that closely matches your surrounding teeth.
Dr. Chee will work with you to determine if bonding is the right solution for your teeth to maintain the look of your smile.