Smile Missoula

Andrew C. Althauser, DDS
Ste C, 237 SW Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59803-1485
(406) 721-2830
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
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Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding refers to restorations made from composite plastic material, and is used similarly to porcelain veneers and onlays. The cosmetic bonding requires no outside lab procedure, and is built directly onto the tooth structure.

Bonding is durable, tissue compatible, kind to the opposing teeth, and stain resistant. We are able to make absolutely the thinnest restoration possible using this material. Cosmetic bonding allows us to preserve the greatest amount of natural tooth structure, and minimal or no numbing is usually needed. Exquisite natural esthetics is achieved, as well as the light transmitting qualities found in natural teeth. It is most often used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, re-shape crooked or misaligned teeth, and to cover permanently stained or discolored teeth. Composite bonding is also used to fill cavities and to replace existing mercury silver fillings.


Dr. Olsen is able to create beautiful long-lasting restorations with composite bonding. Visit our photo gallery for examples of this amazing restoration or contact our office for more information.