Achieving a Selfie-Ready Smile Through Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding Smile Selfie

Did you finally master the angle needed to take the perfect selfie, only to realize that imperfections in your smile have you shying away from your close-up? There’s no need to hide your smile, when cosmetic bonding can quickly erase any imperfections in your smile. This minimally invasive, in-office procedure helps correct a number of cosmetic concerns, from gaps between your teeth to misshapen or disproportionally small teeth. If you’re looking for a smile you’ll be excited to show the world, and of course the internet, cosmetic bonding can help.

The Benefits of Bonding

Porcelain veneers are often the first consideration when a person decides to seek cosmetic treatment, but dental bonding can accomplish many of the same results, with less time and less expense. That is because unlike veneers, which must be handcrafted and then shipped to the dentist, dental bonding relies on a composite resin and the dentist’s own artistry to correct flaws with the smile.

The resin material is the same one used in most dental fillings, for instance after a cavity has been treated. It is applied to the teeth, and then it is sculpted by the dentist into proper shape. It can be used to hide stains, gaps, or correct shape or size problems with the teeth.

The bonding material is meant to be long lasting, but is not as durable as the porcelain used in many dental treatments. For this reason, your cosmetic dentist may ask about your eating and lifestyle habits, to determine if bonding is a good fit for you. If you are a smoker, heavy coffee drinker or involved in contact sports, for instance, porcelain veneers may be advisable, as they are more stain-resistant and chip proof.

A Timely Treatment

If bonding is designated as a good solution for correcting your smile, it can generally be completed in an hour or less, during a single office visit. This makes it one of the fastest and most comprehensive ways to correct a smile, as well as one of the most affordable.


Aside from providing dependable general and restorative dentistry services to our community, Dr. James Fondriest also holds respected academic appointments at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, and the Spear Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, and he is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Florida Dental School. At Lake Forest Dental Arts, Dr. Fondriest combines his impressive array of experience with modern technology and caring, compassionate, knowledgeable staff, and we proudly serve patients from Chicago and surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517.

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