Achieve a Repaired & Rejuvenated Smile
Your smile can make a lasting first impression and improve your self-confidence. However, cracked, chipped, and crooked teeth can make it challenging to take pride in your smile’s appearance. On top of that, cosmetic dental treatments can cost a fortune and may require multiple trips to the dentist.
Fortunately, the team at Luck Dental Clinic has the solution—composite bonding. This convenient cosmetic treatment is less costly than porcelain veneers and only requires one trip to our Luck office. Our expert dentist Dr. Clemenson can use dental bonding to restore and enhance your smile. We proudly serve patients in Milltown, Frederic, Centuria, WI, and surrounding areas.
What Is Composite Bonding?
Also known as dental bonding, composite bonding is a simple and convenient cosmetic dental procedure. Your dentist will use a durable composite resin to fill any cracks, gaps, or other imperfections in your teeth. Dr. Locke will customize your bonding solution so that it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike other treatments, dental bonding is a virtually painless and non-invasive process.
What Can Composite Bonding Fix?
Composite bonding is a simple procedure that has several practical and aesthetic benefits. Our Pineville dentist may recommend a composite bonding treatment to:
- Protect an exposed tooth root
- Fill in tooth gaps
- Fix crooked and misshapen teeth
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth
- Extend the length of teeth
- Brighten stained or discolored enamel
Benefits of Composite Bonding
There are several benefits to composite bonding that make it such a convenient treatment compared to other procedures. Other advantages include:
- Affordability: Dental bonding is much less costly than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Saving your money will give you another reason to smile.
- Durability & Longevity: Composite bonding can last up to 10 years before needing to be replaced and is strong enough to withstand your daily activities.
- Versatility: The bonding solution used for treatment is ideal for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.
- Short, Non-invasive Procedure: Our dentist can complete the procedure in 30-60 minutes, and since no anesthesia is needed, you can go about your day when it’s finished.
The Composite Bonding Process
You’ll first attend a consultation with Dr. Clemenson, where she’ll evaluate your teeth and oral health to determine if dental bonding is the best treatment for you. Once approved by your dentist, she can begin the uncomplicated and quick process of composite bonding.
First, we’ll match the color of your teeth with a guide to ensure the composite resin matches the natural shade of your smile. We’ll then roughen the tooth before applying a conditioning liquid, which allows the resin to stick to it.
Finally, Dr. Locke will place and mold the resin as needed to fix whatever the issue may be. We’ll then use ultraviolet light to harden and set the resin. After the procedure is finished, you’ll be ready to leave our Luck office with an enhanced smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Our dentist can strategically add resin to hide and mask misaligned teeth. However, dental bonding can only be used on minor positioning issues. If you need any major realignment work done, we recommend you explore our orthodontic treatments.
With proper care and maintenance, the results of dental bonding can last up to 10 years. Cleaning your dental bonding is simple. If you follow good oral hygiene guidelines, you can prolong the longevity of your restoration. This includes brushing at least twice daily, flossing regularly, and scheduling regular biannual dental check-ups at Luck Dental Clinic.
Refrain from any habits that can stain or put unnecessary pressure on the teeth in question, and make sure to tell your dentist if you notice any rough edges.
Dental bonding is one of our most cost-effective cosmetic treatments. However, the cost of your dental bonding treatment will depend on factors determined in your personalized treatment plan, such as how many teeth require bonding. Dr. Clemenson will provide you with a cost estimate of your treatment at your initial consultation.
We recommend getting in touch with your dental insurance provider to discover what coverage your plan provides. You can also visit our financing page to learn more about our in-house Dental Perks programs and other affordable financing options.
Because dental bonding is a non-invasive procedure with very little required for preparation, the entire procedure can be completed in one visit to our Luck, WI cosmetic dentist. Dental bonding typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. Dr. Clemenson can provide you with an estimated treatment timeline at your initial consultation.