restore your smile
With Bonding & Shaping
If you have misshapen teeth, stained teeth, gaps in your smile, or minor chips in your teeth, dental bonding & shaping in Fort Mill from Dr. Leah Luck may be what you need to restore your smile and your confidence. Learn more about this cosmetic dentistry treatment below, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.
Cover Up Imperfections
Dental bonding uses a special type of tooth-colored resin to restore your smile and cover up imperfections. This resin is applied directly to the tooth after it’s been prepared, and is shaped to cover up chips in the tooth, fill gaps between teeth, reshape misshapen teeth, and treat severe stains that can’t be treated with teeth whitening.
Bonding can be applied to one tooth or several teeth, and restores the shape and appearance of each one, ensuring that your smile looks completely natural. It requires no special maintenance, either, so you can maintain your normal oral hygiene routine.
Get A move Ever Smile
Tooth shaping, also called “shaping & contouring” or “enameloplasty” involves using a specialized sanding tool to gently remove very thin layers of enamel from a few of your teeth. This corrects cosmetic imperfections like minor chips, pointed teeth, and uneven teeth, providing you with a more appealing smile.
Tooth shaping is minimally-invasive and does not affect the strength of your teeth. It’s often done alongside bonding to completely restore the appearance of your smile and ensure the best possible results.
What to expect
From Bonding & Shaping
After Dr. Luck approves you for treatment, you will come in for your appointment. She will clean your teeth and use a mild acid to etch the teeth that will be bonded, roughening the surface to prepare for the application of the resin.
Then, she will apply resin that matches the color of your teeth, and sculpt and shape it until your tooth has been restored. The resin will be hardened using UV light, and further refined and trimmed to ensure the tooth looks and feels completely natural. This process will be repeated if you’re having multiple teeth treated.
If you’re having teeth shaping as well, this is usually done in the same appointment. Dr. Luck will gently sand away imperfections from your teeth, leaving you with a beautiful and even smile.
The Benefits of
Bonding & Shaping
Bonding & shaping is non-invasive, and does not require you to be numbed during treatment, though we still offer numbing and sedation for those who may be anxious about getting dental care.
These treatments are also quite inexpensive, especially when compared to veneers, which are a more costly option. Bonding & shaping can be used to restore your smile, even if you’re on a tight budget.
Bonding is also reversible. Unlike veneers, which require the removal of a layer of enamel from your teeth and are not reversible, dental bonding can be removed in the future if you ever wish to get veneers, or if you want to remove the bonding material for any other reason.