Composite tooth bonding is a conservative dental treatment option that is used to repair discolored, misshapen, chipped broken, or worn teeth. Dental bonding covers teeth for a whiter and smoother appearance. In addition, the bonding material that we use can protect damaged teeth from further injury. Columbia, South Carolina dentist Dr. Tom Trinkner utilizes this cosmetic treatment to help patients enhance the appearance of their smile. Dr. Trinkner works with patients individually to determine their goals, budget, and needs prior to their treatment.
All About Tooth Bonding
Dental bonding utilizes a composite resin and porcelain to match a treated tooth or multiple teeth to original teeth. To begin cosmetic bonding treatment, Dr. Trinkner removes a small portion of the enamel from the tooth to ensure that the resin can properly adhere. When Dr. Trinkner applies the resin, it is molded and hardened to fill in cracks or chips for a smooth appearance. This custom color-matched resin blends in with natural tooth enamel.
Tooth bonding can last for ten years with the right care. Composite resin is durable, but not stain or decay-resistant. Be sure to continue to visit Dr. Trinkner for routine exams and dental cleanings following your treatment. In addition, dental bonding is often recommended for patients with minor cosmetic dental issues. If you have extensive damage, decay, or discoloration, we may recommend a dental filling, porcelain veneers, or teeth whitening.
Call Our Columbia, SC Dental Office
Do you want to revitalize your smile with our dental bonding treatment? Contact Dr. Trinkner for care at 803.400.8729. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Trinkner on our website. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and friendly environment. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about dental bonding or other options for discolored, damaged, or misaligned teeth.