Are your teeth chipped, cracked, or misshapen? Do you wish for a more attractive smile? Dr. Derek C. Barnes may recommend dental bonding in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the dental bonding, our dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth and bond it in place to restore your smile. As needed, our dentist will pair dental bonding with dental contouring. When a tooth is contoured, small amounts of tooth enamel are removed to improve the length or shape of a tooth. Our dentist may perform dental bonding and contouring to:

• Repair decayed teeth
• Repair chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
• Improve the shade of badly stained teeth
• Close gaps and spaces between teeth
• Make teeth appear longer or shorter
• Improve the shape of teeth
• Protect exposed tooth roots

When performing dental bonding, our dentist will first select a shade of composite resin material that will match that of your natural teeth. Your tooth surface will be roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied. These both help ensure for a strong bonding process. The putty-like resin is then applied to your tooth. Our dentist will mold and smooth the material until it is the desired shape. A special light or a laser is used to cure the material and our dentist will trim, shape, and polish the result.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.