Composite resin bonding for improving broken or misshapen teeth

Composite resin dental bonding has become a popular way to improve the appearance of teeth. At the Family Dental Center, we see many Manteca, California area patients seeking a solution for imperfect teeth, especially those in the front of the smile. Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy can educate patients on the benefits of composite resin dental bonding and how it can enhance the smile. 

What is composite resin bonding? 

This procedure involves the application of a tooth-colored resin to the surface of teeth where it is needed. The resin is then hardened or cured with ultraviolet light. After this, the dentist will file and polish the material to complete the process. The result is a beautiful, natural-looking smile–and a disguise of common dental imperfections. 

What can composite resin bonding do? 

There are many imperfections that might be in the smile that could benefit from the placement of composite resin bonding. These situations include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Short or misshapen teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Worn-down teeth
  • Misaligned/crooked teeth 

Who is a good candidate for composite bonding? 

Patients with imperfections on the teeth near the front of the smile, called the anterior teeth, may benefit from using composite resin to disguise these issues quickly. Most patients are good candidates for this procedure, as long as they have first addressed common dental problems such as cavities or periodontal disease. The process is done during a single appointment, and with proper care, patients can enjoy their dental bonding for many years. 

What is an alternative to composite bonding? 

Some of the alternatives that can be used include orthodontic work, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns. During the initial evaluation with our team at Family Dental Center, Manteca area patients can learn about each option and make an educated decision regarding what is best for their unique situation.

Request a consultation today 

Drs. Mircea Mitu and George D’Louhy of Family Dental Center in Manteca, CA, are here to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. If you are located in the area and are ready to work with an experienced team of professionals, we welcome you to call the practice at (209) 420-1205 to request an appointment at 521 East Center Street.

Dr. Mircea Mitu

Mircea Mitu DDS, FICOI

Dr. Mircea Mitu has almost three decades of dental experience, including nine years of associateship and managing clinical practices in the East Bay Area and several years of practice and academic positions in prosthodontics. Before setting up his practice, he completed hundreds of hours in postgraduate dentistry. He has attended prestigious organizations like the UCLA Center for Aesthetic Program and Misch International Implant Institute.

Dr. Mitu is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Joaquin County Dental Association and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. George D’Louhy DDS, MS

George D’Louhy DDS, MS

Dr. George D’Louhy is a respected orthodontist who has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. D’Louhy earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from St. Louis University and completed further advanced training to receive his Speciality in Orthodontics MS degree from St. Louis University School of Orthodontics.

As a specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. D’Louhy applies his three decades of experience and his expertise using Full Banded Orthodontics and other treatments to help patients achieve stunning smiles. Dr. D’Louhy is trusted for his technical skills and ability to work with patients and their parents to create beautiful, healthy smiles.