Your smile is the first thing most people see when they meet you, but unfortunately, your teeth can be subjected to a lot of wear and tear over the course of a lifetime. Whether it’s from eating hard foods, consuming hot drinks, or being subjected to an accidental impact – your teeth have probably accumulated some cracks and chips over the years. The good news is cosmetic bonding is a great way to fix this minor damage in a way that leaves your mouth looking great.
When performing the cosmetic bonding procedure on your teeth, we use a very hard dental resin that is matched to the natural color of your teeth and applied to very specific areas of damage. The first step with a cosmetic bonding procedure will involve applying a mild etching solution to the area that needs repairing. The etching solution seeps into the enamel of your tooth just enough to slightly roughen its surface. The roughness of this area allows the dental resin to adhere to it for a secure bond. Once the resin has hardened, the doctor sculpts it to conform to the overall shape of the tooth then polishes it for a natural appearance.
Cosmetic bonding has the advantage of being a quick procedure producing extremely durable results. The entire bonding procedure takes only an hour or two to complete – a single visit to our office. Yet, with proper care, you can expect this form of restoration to last up to 7 years!
Bloomington, MN Cosmetic Dentist
Minor damage to your teeth can accumulate over time – it’s just a fact of life. But cosmetic bonding at Smiles for Life offers a quick and easy fix. Let us restore your smile to its earlier brilliance. Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for you.
Reach out to our dedicated team at 952-888-2300 to schedule your next dentist appointment.