Using dental bonding to improve the smile’s aesthetics

A beautiful smile can bring a patient not only an attractive appearance but also self-confidence. Imperfections that impact the teeth near the front of the smile, known as the “anterior teeth,” can significantly affect one’s look. With cosmetic dentistry solutions, many of the patients who visit Dr. Ramin Mirmooji of Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry in Pierrefonds, Quebec, often find that they can disguise these concerns to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. For some of our patients, our team might recommend cosmetic bonding, sometimes called teeth bonding or dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

Our dental team best describes dental bonding as a procedure for treating a cracked, chipped, or decayed tooth. The team will apply a special resin material to the teeth, shaping it so that the appearance better fits in with your smile. Once this is done and our team determines that the results are satisfactory, they will harden or “bond” the resin into place by using a curing light. It is then filed and polished to look exactly like natural tooth enamel–ensuring not only an improvement in the appearance but an improvement that doesn’t appear as dental work!

How does cosmetic bonding work?

Happy Patient in Dental Room

There are several ways cosmetic dentistry solutions can improve one’s look. Dental bonding can be used:

  • For gaps between the teeth
  • For small, discoloured teeth near the front of the smile
  • To fix chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth

Dental bonding offers a more conservative treatment option than other cosmetic dentistry solutions like porcelain veneers. Not only this, but it is also less expensive than a porcelain veneer procedure, making it an ideal choice for those on a budget. On top of this, it can be done in just one visit and allows our team to improve your appearance right away!

What should I know about dental bonding?

Patients should be aware that:

  • The resin used during this procedure isn’t as durable as porcelain or ceramic options, and it may stain over time. Porcelain veneers might be a better choice for patients who desire firmer results that won’t discolour or stain.
  • The results from cosmetic bonding are not always as permanent as other treatment options like porcelain veneers and dental implants. Patients who wish to make their smile more stable and resistant to staining over time would likely prefer a more durable solution.

Schedule a visit with Dr. Ramin Mirmooji today!

While these concerns aren’t major ones during the process of dental bonding, it is important that our team make sure you understand your treatment option so that you can decide if this procedure is right for you! If you have questions about what treatments will best restore your teeth, please call Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry of Pierrefonds, QC, at (514) 613-1888 today!

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji is a dynamic general practitioner who believes in providing excellent dentistry through personalized treatment plans and the best advice for patients. He graduated in Civil Engineering from South Bank Polytechnic (England) and studied microbiology and immunology at McGill University. He obtained his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Laval. He has followed many mini-residency courses in orthodontics, implantology, periodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, pain management, MTA disorders, etc. He is a member of the Quebec Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Dental Society of Montreal, and International Congress of Implantology.

Dr. Samer Abboud

Dr. Samer Abboud, who graduated in Paris, France, is a general dentist practicing orthodontic services in several dental offices in Montreal. He has also served as a clinical research coordinator at McGill University and a professor. He has trained in adult and pediatric orthodontics, occlusion, and dental surgeries and has earned many diplomas. He has been a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, CDA, Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec, Proprietary Dentists of Quebec, and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

Dr. Alexa Lynch

Dr. Alexa Lynch is a University of Montreal graduate. She enjoys practicing different facets of dentistry and has a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, for which she has taken many continuing education courses. She aims to offer quality dental care to patients of all ages.