Dr. Michael at Gentle Dental Eagan can quickly improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dental bonding, a process of applying composite resin to the teeth. This composite material is formulated from hard, durable plastics that can withstand daily eating and drinking. Dr. Michael colors and shapes the composite resin to perfectly match the natural tooth color. Slight imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth—such as uneven spaces between teeth, discoloration, chips or fracture lines—are gone in just one office visit. Dr. Michael will smooth and polish the composite material until it has a natural, glossy finish.
Beautiful Results for Years to Come
The composite resin used in cosmetic dental bonding is durable; it’s the material of choice for many dentists to fill cavities created from tooth decay. With proper care and oral hygiene, you can expect your dental bonding to last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced. To extend the life of your dental bonding, avoid these few things:
- Consuming lots of richly colored foods or drinks (such as coffee, teas, dark juices, or tomato sauces) can eventually stain dental bonding. Unlike porcelain, the composite resin material used in this process is slightly porous.
- Using tobacco products like cigarettes or chewing tobacco can also eventually stain the composite resin material.
- Brushing with abrasive, whitening toothpastes can scratch the surface of your bonding. It’s best to use a gentle, anti-cavity toothpaste to maintain the shiny, natural-looking finish.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding offers a few advantages over alternative cosmetic options. For example, this treatment is much faster compared to porcelain veneers, which require at least two appointments. Additionally, bonding does not require significant alteration of the natural teeth. Therefore, this treatment is both minimally invasive and reversible. In most cases, dental bonding can be completed without the need for anesthesia.
Ready for a faster approach to your new smile?
Contact our Gentle Dental Eagan office by calling 651-452-5511. A member of our staff will be happy to schedule a consultation for you with Dr. Michael, who can help you determine if dental bonding is the right choice for you!