Is Cosmetic Dental Bonding Right For You?

As children, we are taught to cover our mouths while yawning. This is in accordance with good hygiene, not to mention that an uncovered yawn could flash those dark silver or gold fillings for all to see. All it takes is a yawn or a bellowing laugh and our dental secrets are exposed. At least, that was the case until cosmetic dental bonding sprang onto the scene. Today, your Lake Forest dentist will expound on the benefits of this relatively new dental restorative.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding was originally developed as a tooth-colored dental restorative that could be used on the front teeth. Cosmetic dental bonding has become popular as an alternative to other cosmetic dental options, and its versatility lends itself well to covering various blemishes:

Minor BlemishesChipped teeth can be masked with dental bonding, and minor tooth misalignment can be corrected as well.

Stained Teeth—Much like a porcelain teeth veneer, a cosmetic bonding can be used on a tooth to cover a severe stain or discoloration.

Diastema—This refers to gaps between two teeth. The dental composite is added to the sides of the teeth to narrow the gap or fill it in completely.

Is Cosmetic Bonding Right For You?

Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin, which is the next generation of dental filling material. It is similar to a traditional filling, but rather than made from silver or gold, it is composed of tooth-colored composite resin. This makes it ideal if you are suffering from a chipped tooth or discoloration on your front teeth. However, dental bonding is not as strong as some alternatives, and may not be suited for your specific needs. The only way to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for you is through a consultation with your dentist.

Call Today To Setup A Consultation

If you have questions about repairing teeth with cosmetic bonding, or if you’d like to find out if you are a good candidate for cosmetic bonding, contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Fondriest. Call our Lake Forest Dentist office at 847-234-0517. We proudly serve patients from Lake Forest and surrounding Chicago-area communities.