If so, Dr. Richards may recommend cosmetic bonding to improve your smile’s appearance. Dental bonding is a conservative, simple cosmetic treatment that can be used to correct minor cosmetic dental flaws for a more ideal, inviting smile. During the bonding process, we place a material called composite resin onto the tooth structure. Dr. Richards carefully shapes and sculpts the resin, which is putty-like and malleable when first placed, to match the contours of your tooth and enhance its appearance. Once it has been properly shaped, we harden the resin with a special light. Finally, we trim off any excess resin and polish the bonding to blend in with your beautiful smile. Because the shade of composite resin can be matched to your original tooth color, it will give you natural-looking results that blend in with your teeth. Dr. Richards and Dr. Driscoll can typically complete this treatment in just one visit to Oak Mountain Dental, helping you achieve a more beautiful smile in just one appointment. If you would like to learn more about how dental bonding in Pocatello, Idaho, can improve your smile, we welcome you to contact us today.