We understand that a bright, beautiful smile is important to your self-confidence, and we are committed to helping you reach your goals for your smile’s appearance. Dentist Michael D. Doty, DDS is pleased to provide dental bonding as a simple, conservative treatment option. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually requires little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless. With dental bonding, we can correct a number of cosmetic flaws and imperfections for a more inviting, attractive smile.

During the bonding process, Dr. Doty places a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, he can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened with a curing light, trimmed, and then polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile.

Dr. Doty may recommend dental bonding if you are looking for a solution to correct imperfections in your smile like:

• Gaps and spaces between teeth
• Misshapen teeth
• Stained or discolored teeth
• 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. Or if you would prefer a lighter shade, we can make custom bleaching trays for you to lighten your teeth prior to the bonding appointment and Dr. Doty will use a slightly lighter shade to match your lightened teeth. During your visit with Dr. Doty, you can determine together the best available options for your smile’s needs. For more information about cosmetic dental bonding in Abingdon, Virginia, and how we can help you improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.