Many dentists are uncomfortable doing direct tooth bonding, because it requires artistic ability. But for minor defects in the teeth, or a tooth gap between your front teeth, this is the best, fastest, and least expensive option for taking care of it.
Dr. Goldstein generally uses tooth bonding for smaller defects in one or two teeth. When you need a complete smile makeover, he will do porcelain veneers or crowns which will be made in a dental laboratory according to his smile design prescription. He uses tooth bonding to: correct a gap between your front teeth, to restore broken front teeth, to re-shape teeth, and to cover spots, chips, and discolorations.
The photographs below show what tooth bonding looks like. Today’s high-tech materials are not only very durable, but their color, translucency, and texture almost perfectly mimic natural tooth structure.
Tooth bonding is done freehand by the dentist. Colors are matched and blended, and the tooth is shaped, finished, and polished to a beautiful final result.
Above that there is a more translucent zone, and above that there is a blend of colors fading into the tooth. When done right like this, you can’t tell where the repair ends and the tooth begins.