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Cosmetic Bonding: Is It Right For Me?

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — grandlakezurich @ 9:47 pm
patient receiving cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a popular method of treatment that many patients with chipped, stained, or cracked teeth turn to. Unlike veneers that require the removal of tooth enamel, it is viewed as a less invasive and more conservative solution. As you contemplate how best to address your smile imperfections, you may wonder, “Is cosmetic bonding right for me?” To answer this question, a skilled cosmetic dentist is here to explain who is a good candidate for this type of treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Bonding?

As someone who is interested in cosmetic bonding, you will need to meet with your cosmetic dentist to discuss your candidacy for treatment. Not all individuals are considered “ideal” for this type of treatment; however, if you have any of the following problems, there is a possibility that you will be cleared for cosmetic bonding:

  • Tooth gaps
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • A tooth root is exposed

If you exhibit any of the following signs, you may not be viewed as a good candidate for treatment:

  • You have an improperly aligned bite (overbite)
  • Your existing tooth does not have enough of its natural structure to ensure adequate support

How Do You Maintain Results?

Maintaining your results from cosmetic bonding requires taking the necessary time to care for your smile each day. This doesn’t just mean brushing and flossing your teeth, although this is important and should be diligently done to avoid cavities and gum disease, but it should also involve:

  • Keeping your regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings with our dental team at Grand Dental – Lake Zurich.
  • Wearing appropriate mouth protection when choosing to play sports.
  • Wearing a nightguard if you grind your teeth at night.
  • Maintain a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, lean proteins, and other nutrient-rich foods to avoid cavities and dental decay.
  • Give up bad habits like smoking and eating ice to keep from damaging your teeth.

Even if you’re still unsure whether cosmetic bonding is right for you, your dentist can help you navigate the pros and cons during your initial consultation. In the end, you can trust that your results will leave you feeling better about your appearance in the long run.

About Grand Dental – Lake Zurich
At Grand Dental – Lake Zurich, our dentists make it possible for patients who want to improve their smile to do so with cosmetic dental treatments. Offering cosmetic bonding, we can treat a small problem area with composite resin so that it remains hidden and appears beautifully blended once treatment is finished. Visit our website or call (847) 443-3953 to learn how we can help.