Lakefront Dental

Cosmetic Bonding – Chicago Loop, IL

Repairing Chips and Minor Flaws in Your Smile

Woman with beautiful smileWhen you look at your smile in the mirror, what do you see? If you have minor imperfections or chips in your teeth that take away from your appearance, we have a quick and easy solution for you! At Lakefront Dental, Dr. Joseph Ceisel offers cosmetic dental bonding in Chicago Loop to enhance your smile and seamlessly erase flaws. Read on to learn more about this easy and affordable option for smile repair.

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Close-up of beautiful smile with dental mirrorCosmetic bonding, sometimes called direct bonding, is one of the fastest and most affordable ways to conceal and fix minor flaws in your smile. Dr. Ceisel and his team uses a tooth-colored composite resin to reshape, sculpt, and conceal numerous cosmetic imperfections. Once the composite resin is placed on the affected area, we will sculpt it to match your natural dental structure. Lastly, we’ll polish it to mimic the way that your natural teeth reflect light. The best part of this procedure is that it can be done in a single visit, where you’ll leave our office with a transformed smile.

What Can Cosmetic Bonding Fix?

Close-up of smileWe routinely use cosmetic bonding to fix problems like:

We also often use cosmetic bonding in combination with other cosmetic services to give you the results that you’re looking for. For example, some teeth may have a chip that is too big for cosmetic bonding, which may require a veneer or crown. However, other teeth in your smile may only have small flaws. In this case, your cosmetic dentist in Chicago Loop can use more comprehensive solutions combined with cosmetic bonding to give you a beautifully enhanced set of teeth.

What is the Cosmetic Bonding Procedure Like?

man smiling in dental chairIn order to create a lasting bond, we will apply a painless phosphoric acid to your tooth that roughens its surface. After, we will remove this acid and replace it with our liquid bonding agent. This process allows the composite resin to stick to your tooth for lasting permanence. Once this resin is placed, we will use a special lamp to heat and harden this material. We will finish by ensuring that your cosmetic bond is secure and that it won’t cause any future sensitivity. Your tooth-colored resin will be reshaped and polished to match your natural dental structure.

This smile enhancement can last for years, but it’s important to maintain a good at home oral healthcare routine to maximize its longevity. Poor dental habits and routine smoking or tobacco use can cause oral health issues and decrease the lifespan of the newly improved parts of your smile.

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