Cosmetic Dental Bonding Can Freshen Up Your Smile

Are your teeth looking worn down but you don’t want to undergo complicated and expensive dental procedures to give them a fresher, younger look? Cosmetic dental bonding may be a simple solution to multiple dental problems at once. 

AH Smiles, your Arlington Heights, IL dental provider, explains how this relatively inexpensive and increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment can help you refresh your smile and give you the smile you want.

What is cosmetic dental bonding?

cosmetic dental bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that repairs damage and defects in your tooth enamel, giving your smile a face lift. Your AH Smiles dentist will use composite resin, a soft, plastic-based material, to reshape the damaged areas of your smile. Composite resin could be thought of as the dental version of the spackle used in home repairs. 

The composite resin is available in many shades to match different colors and hues of tooth enamel and it can be shaped to fill in any chip or indentation, making it ideal for treating a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Once the resin hardens and bonds to your enamel — which is what gives the procedure its name — it will look exactly like your enamel and be just as strong as well.

What are the signs that dental bonding may be necessary?

Even small chips and cracks in teeth can make you feel self-conscious but cosmetic bonding can be used to correct these flaws in your smile.  The composite resin can also be used to protect exposed roots that may be causing you to experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. 

Or perhaps you have one tooth that is oddly shaped or out of place? A tooth can be discolored, twisted, crooked, short or oddly shaped teeth but still be healthy and functional. Bonding resin can be used to alter the appearance and color of the tooth to give your smile a more uniform look.

Cosmetic bonding is also a good option for filling in small gaps between your teeth. Gaps in your teeth can catch bits of food and make you to feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks. Bonding is a simple and relatively affordable way to minimize those spaces and make eating easier.

Although cosmetic bonding doesn’t last quite as long as porcelain dental veneers, if properly cared for, you should be able to wear them for up to 10 years. This means regular brushing and flossing as well as not biting down on hard candy, ice cubes and avoiding other hard or sticky food that can break your composite resin.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding in Arlington Heights, IL

Cosmetic dental bonding can refresh your smile! Call AH Smiles, your dentist in Arlington Heights, IL at (847) 230-9703 or schedule online for your consultation