Dental Bonding in Springfield IL
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and is a big part of first impressions. It expresses friendliness and openness. That is why feeling confident about it is so important.
If you have small imperfections in with your teeth or smile that make you feel self-conscious, we completely understand! Even a small chip or a thin gap could cause you to avoid smiling. You might believe that taking care of small imperfections is a costly and lengthy process. Repairing small flaws might be simpler than you think. Ruggless Dental offers a non-invasive and cost-effective alternative to cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
When we place fillings in our office, we use a tooth-colored composite material that we can match to the natural shade of your teeth. This material comes in a wide variety of shades and Dr. Shane Ruggless uses his artistic skills to blend it in with your healthy tooth structure.
We can use that same composite material to make small repairs to your teeth. We complete bonding in one visit, and it is durable as well as protective.
How Cosmetic Dental Bonding Works
We first remove any damaged tooth structure or stains that may have collected in the chipped area of your tooth. Next, we prepare the area by etching it so that the bonding material can adhere to your tooth. Dr. Ruggless will place composite that matches your tooth in layers and cure it, allowing it to harden. Finally, he will polish and shape the composite so that it is smooth, comfortable, and complements your smile.
Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding
Unlike other cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns, bonding allows us to preserve your healthy tooth structure. We improve your smile by adding to, not taking away from, your natural teeth. For small improvements, this means less prep work and no lab time.
Because we do the work right here in our Springfield, IL dental office, it is easy on your pocketbook and on your time. In most cases, we can complete your procedure in one visit.
Limitations of Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you have significant decay or a fractured tooth, bonding (or composite fillings) may not offer enough stability to protect your tooth. The effectiveness of bonding is best when the cosmetic flaws are small and do not compromise the overall structure of your tooth.
As with all dentistry, the wear and tear from day-to-day use may cause damage over time and eventually need replacement. If you maintain your regular dental exams and dental cleanings, and if you wear a protective nightguard if you need one, you can prolong the life of your dentistry.
Would You Like to Improve Your Smile?
Contact Ruggless Dental today to schedule your next dental exam. Every one of us prides ourselves in providing the type of care that will make you smile.