Glendale Cosmetic Dentist Discusses How Cosmetic Dental Bonding Fixes Damaged Teeth

Written by Dr. McKay on Nov 1, 2011

Our Glendale cosmetic dentists are committed to finding dental solutions that enhance both the beauty and the health of the patient’s smile. Most of the time this means that we are trying to preserve as much healthy tooth structure and material as possible. Essentially less destruction of dental enamel—the less we have to disrupt the tooth—the more likely the tooth is to hold up over time.


That’s why when it comes to fixing teeth after a dental trauma cosmetic bonding is an ideal solution for many patients. Dental cosmetic bonding allows dentists to correct the appearance of chipped, cracked, or broken teeth without drilling into the core of the tooth to place a filling or restoration. Cosmetic bonding achieves both of our objectives—it repairs the appearance of the natural tooth while maintaining the health and integrity of the enamel and tooth root.


Cosmetic bonding involves using white, natural-looking composite resin to fill in cracks, chips, or resurface the appearance of teeth. Composite resin is non-toxic and durable, making it ideal for dental restorations. Additionally composite resin can be custom shaded to blend with the patient’s natural teeth. Dentists are even able to mold resin to enhance the shape of a patient’s teeth so that they are more balanced and symmetrical with the smile as a whole.


Composite resin bonding can be completed in only one or two appointments, which makes it ideal for busy patients as well as emergency dental situations. If you or someone you know has been living with a flawed or damaged tooth, cosmetic bonding may be able to restore the symmetry to your smile. If you’d like more information about dental bonding or cosmetic dentistry in general, give our Glendale cosmetic dentists a call—(818) 334-2974—we’re here to help!