If you would like to improve minor cosmetic flaws in your smile such as chips, gaps, or cracks, our dentists may suggest dental bonding. Dr. Downing often recommends bonding because of its aesthetic benefits and because bonding works quickly and effectively. If you would like to learn more about dental bonding in Columbia, South Carolina, please feel free to contact us soon.

Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist places a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless.

Our dentist may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth. For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.