Most people would like to change at least one aspect of their smile, especially if they have cracks and chips in their teeth. Even minor cracks and chips can make your smile look uneven, which can lower your self-esteem and confidence. Yet, dental bonding can repair chips, cracks, and gaps easily making teeth look more cohesive. At Ruggless Dental, we offer dental bonding to our patients in the Springfield, IL area so they can have the smile they have always dreamed of.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Doesn’t damage teeth – Many cosmetic dentistry procedures require the tooth to be filed down in order to attach a veneer or crown. Dental bonding repairs teeth by using a composite resin to fill in imperfections and then it is molded into a natural and more attractive shape. Though some prep is needed so the composite will attach, the structure of your tooth won’t be altered.
Looks natural – The material used for dental bonding is a tooth colored composite resin that is customized to blend in naturally with your teeth. After it has been adhered to your teeth and filled in the cracks and chips, it is filed and polished making it look and feel like a natural tooth.
It’s affordable – Dental bonding can usually be done in one visit making it more affordable than veneers and crowns. Most cosmetic dentistry treatments are custom and need to be created in another location after impressions are taken of your teeth which may require several visits.
It’s strong – The composite material is designed not only to fill in imperfections but also to strengthen your teeth. Generally, dental bonding can last about ten years before it needs to be touched up if you take care of your teeth through good oral hygiene. It is also best to avoid biting down on hard foods such as ice and candy since the bonding can chip, requiring repair.
Dental Bonding Consultation
Dental bonding can give you a more attractive smile in just one day. If you are not happy with your smile and would like more information about how bonding can repair minor flaws in your teeth, please contact Dr. Shane Ruggless and his team at Ruggless Dental today!