For small cosmetic problems, a simple bonding or shaping procedure can make a world of difference in your smile.
Bonding refers to the application of a white composite resin to damaged or unsightly areas of a tooth. Defects that can be mended with bonding include:
Bonding is a painless procedure and often completed in only one visit. Using 3M brand ceramic materials, Dr. Gekht will match the color of the composite to your teeth to ensure a perfectly natural look. Then, the tooth will be polished in preparation, and the resin will be cemented and smoothed into place. Once dried, the bonded tooth will appear and perform the same as its neighbors.
Another non-invasive procedure for minor imperfections is enamel shaping. This procedure is perfect in cases where one tooth is slightly longer than the rest, or for an uneven smile.
Tooth enamel can be gently reshaped by Dr. Gekht using a specialized contouring instrument. This slight reduction of enamel is painless, but the tiniest change can really transform your smile.