Sometimes even a tiny flaw in your front teeth can drastically impact your self-esteem. It can make you uncomfortable smiling in front of people, and as a result, you might not choose to engage in certain social events. At Creating Smiles, PC, we don’t want any imperfections in your smile to affect your everyday life. That’s why we offer cosmetic teeth bonding in Valparaiso, a quick, painless, and affordable service that can help you easily achieve a more beautiful smile. Contact us today to learn more, or just keep reading below.
Cosmetic bonding, also known as direct or dental bonding, is a fairly simple treatment that your cosmetic dentist in Valparaiso can use to significantly improve the appearance of your problem teeth. A tooth-colored composite resin is applied directly to your teeth to improve their size, shape, color, and alignment. This putty-like material is actually the same that we use for tooth-colored fillings.
If you have any of the following imperfections in your teeth, bonding may be able to fix them:
Although the name implies that cosmetic bonding is only used for treating aesthetic flaws in your teeth, that’s actually not the case. Even a small chip or crack in your enamel creates a pathway for harmful bacteria to access the inner chamber of your tooth, resulting in serious decay, infection, and even pain. Cosmetic bonding can restore your teeth’s appearance as well as their structure and function.
Depending on how many teeth we’re treating, cosmetic bonding can typically be completed in just one visit to our office. First, Dr. Kapers will remove any decayed or otherwise damaged portion of the tooth. Then, we will etch the surface of the tooth so the bonding material can more easily be attached. Next, the composite resin is applied directly to the tooth in layers and sculpted along the way until your tooth is the desired size, shape, and color. Finally, we use a special curing light to harden the material into place, and voila! You can look forward to a brand-new smile that should last for years to come!
The lifespan of cosmetic bonding depends on your oral health habits. For example, if you brush and floss daily and visit us twice a year for checkups and cleanings, you can expect your bonding material to last for 10 years or even longer before needing to be touched up or replaced.
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