Cosmetic Bonding

Do you have small teeth resulting in spaces that may not be easily closed by orthodontics? Do your teeth have worn edges, resulting in a prematurely aged appearance or teeth that appear crooked? These flaws and more can be corrected with cosmetic bonding provided our dental team.

Cosmetic bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can be used to brighten discolored teeth that do not respond to whitening treatments. It is often used to recontour teeth. If your teeth look too small, we can use cosmetic bonding to make them appear larger. It is also used to make short teeth look longer. Small changes in the appearance of your teeth can make a big difference in the beauty of your smile. Cosmetic bonding can help enhance your smile making it appear better than ever.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a dental procedure in which a tooth-colored composite is applied to cracked, broken or discolored teeth and hardened with a special light. This ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth and improves the overall appearance.

About Composite Resin

Glass or ceramic and plastic polymers are combined together to create composite resin. These resins are available in a variety of tooth colors. Your dentist will match the color of the resin to your tooth color, so the finished product will be seamless. No one will be able to tell the difference between your natural tooth and the section with resin.

When a tooth has a deep cavity that needs to be filled or has been broken and needs to be built up, the composite material is placed in layers. The special light is used to harden each layer. This process ensures that the resin is well-bonded to the tooth and hard throughout. The result is a tooth repair that can withstand the pressure of chewing or biting and has the appearance of a natural tooth.

Enhancing Your Smile with Cosmetic Bonding

Small flaws may not interfere with the function of your teeth, but they can ruin your smile. Some problems, like teeth that are slightly misaligned, can be significantly improved with cosmetic bonding. When facial proportions and tooth size do not match up, cosmetic bonding may be able to resolve the difference. Find out more about dental bonding at our Charleston dental practice.

Dr. Wisner and Dr. McPherson can evaluate your smile and determine the best course of action to restore your teeth to a beautiful, natural appearance.

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients.

Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and attended a General Practice Residency in Columbia, SC. At Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, he extended his knowledge and expertise in various areas from IV Moderate Sedation, Implant Surgery, CEREC Same-Day Crowns, Digital Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Extractions including Wisdom Teeth. He understands a dental visit can be fearful for some and his goal is to alleviate this fear by going above and beyond the need to help each person feel comfortable and cared for.

Outside the dental office, Dr. Severance enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, hiking, playing soccer, watching the Gamecocks, and staying active in his church and community. Even in his free time, he studies the latest dental technology and attends dental seminars to stay up to date with the latest industry trends for delivering cutting edge dental treatments to all his patients. He is devoted to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and confident smiles which will positively impact their systemic and mental health.

Dr. Luke E. Severance


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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