If you find yourself with a chipped front tooth, you may want a fast fix. Or if you are just looking for a change in your smile and you do not want to spend very much time to do it, cosmetic bonding may be your solution. Cosmetic bonding is a composite material that looks similar to the enamel of teeth and can be customized in color to perfectly match your teeth. The bonding material is applied directly to the tooth by your dentist, making it one of the fastest and one of the most affordable cosmetic solutions.
A simpler procedure
Unlike with porcelain veneers, dental bonding does not require removal of any tooth tissue prior to application. A bonding material is chosen to best match the color of your teeth. The surface of the tooth will be roughened gently to provide a good surface for adhesion. This roughening of the tooth is simple and typically requires no anesthesia. The bonding material will be painted on in thin layers to create an appearance similar to the tooth. It is then cured with a special light and polished to look as natural as possible.
When is dental bonding the best choice?
Dental bonding is best used for minor problems. It is better used when you are looking to enhance or correct your natural teeth and not looking for a complete change. Cosmetic bonding can help reshape misshapen teeth. It can be used to close small gaps. It can correct and conceal chips and cracks. It can cover up stains and discoloration. It can be used to protect and cover roots exposed from gum recession.
Your dentist can fix a small problem with cosmetic bonding
Dr. Fondriest can see if cosmetic bonding is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call Lake Forest Dental Arts at (847) 234-0517. We welcome patients from the North Shore area of Chicago, including Winnetka, Highland Park, North Brook, Glenview, and the surrounding communities.