Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?
While cosmetic bonding is well over 30 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest items in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which we apply a white composite resin material to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and place a new covering over it. Another common concern is a space between front teeth called a diastema. Instead of using porcelain crowns, we can now do it with bonding. There are big advantages:
- It’s conservative. We don’t need to remove any tooth structure for cosmetic bonding, and it’s also painless.
- It usually looks as good as a porcelain crown.
- It’s less expensive than a crown.
Many new dental materials are coming out on the market all the time. So, if you’ve been thinking about improving the appearance of your teeth in any way, we’ll be happy to meet with you for a consultation on what options are available.
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I grew up in Valparaiso, IN before attending Indiana University Bloomington. I then attended dental school at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. After graduating, I moved to North Carolina with my wife, Amber, where she would complete a medical residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While obtaining my license in North Carolina, I worked in a safety net clinic for the underserved in Roxboro and Yanceyville, NC. I practiced there for five years, gaining valuable experience as a clinician and serving as the dental director in my final year. For the next five years, I treated patients in private practice in Cary, NC, becoming proficient in performing the latest dental procedures. My wife and I are the proud parents of two girls: Audriana and Genevieve. We also have a Weimaraner named Lulu, who ensures there is never a dull moment around the house!