Island Family Dental Kevin B. Fader, D.M.D.
2 Corpus Christie Pl.
(Professional Building ~ Suite 202)
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry technique using tooth-colored composite for filling, or repairing, or making aesthetic improvements to a tooth. This is an excellent, highly aesthetic and long lasting result for repairing chips and cracks, closing gaps in teeth, protecting exposed nerve roots, as well as restoring decayed teeth.

The actual procedure involves prepping the tooth surface with an solution that optimizes the bonding with a material which is carefully shaped to match your smile perfectly. The material is then hardened with a special light to maximize strength and provide polished for a natural, attractive look.

Placing cosmetic bonding takes detail and precision or the bonding could leak, crack, break, and/or the patient could have sensitivity after the filling is Pl.d. Dr. Fader and his staff at Island Family Dental are highly skilled at the sensitive technique of cosmetic tooth bonding and have performed hundreds of successful bonding treatments for their patients.

When Is Cosmetic Tooth Bonding Recommended?

Cosmetic tooth bonding is an great option for filling a smaller cavity, replacing a small filling, and repairing an otherwise healthy broken tooth. However, when the cavity and/or old filling is larger, has cracks/fractures, and/or if it is located in an area where there this heavy chewing (molars, etc), porcelain filling can be better option than bonding.

During a consultation at Island Family Dental, Dr. Fader will discuss all of the options available for fixing, filling, or improving your tooth/teeth based on your specific situation so that you have all of the information you need to decide which restoration is the perfect fit for you.