Composite and Esthetic Restorative Bonding


Perhaps, you have had a gap between two of your teeth for as long as you can remember. The gap may have developed early in childhood. Spacing issues can arise due to factors such as imbalances between the teeth and the size of the jaws. Maybe, you have noticed that the gap is growing larger. Some patients may notice bigger spaces between their teeth as they age and as shifting occurs. 

Fortunately, Smiles4Life Dental in Visalia, California, can eliminate these and many other cosmetic imperfections safely, non-invasively, quickly, and affordably by using composite and esthetic restorative bonding. 


Our experienced dentist, Dr. Mehwish Rashid, blends her considerable artistry and technical know-how to prepare, design, and place the dental materials that are used to improve the appearance of your smile with the bonding process. Commonly, metal-free material called “composite resin” is used. The resin may be matched to the surrounding tooth structure and neighboring teeth for the most natural-looking and cosmetic result.

The appearance of treated teeth depends on the skill of the dentist who is applying them. So, you know your smile is in good hands with Dr. Rashid. She applies the resin to the front surfaces of the teeth to be treated. When applied, it is like putty. Dr. Rashid artistically and precisely shapes the pliable resin until she gets the desired result. In addition to covering up gaps and other mild spacing issues, bonding may be placed and secured to the teeth to disguise: 

The entire process can be completed in just one visit. Dental bonding with composite is fast because it is so conservative. Dr. Rashid does not need to remove natural tooth enamel to accommodate the dental composite.

With alternative treatments, such as porcelain veneers, a sliver of enamel is removed from the tooth. The reduced tooth is scanned, and that information is then used to make the veneer in an outside lab. Once the veneer is completed, patients return to the dentist for the actual placement of the porcelain to the reduced tooth.

Bonding is applied, shaped, and secured by your dentist in one visit, with little more preparation than slightly conditioning the tooth to support the strongest bond. Since the process is non-invasive, dental bonding is further considered painless (no sensitivity!) and reversible.

How can we erase your gaps, chips, or other cosmetic concerns? 

Let’s find out! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rashid at Smiles4Life Dental. Call our Visalia, CA office at (559) 678-9114 today.


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