Reshape & Restore Your Smile
If you are looking for an affordable, versatile way to correct issues like gaps in your smile, uneven teeth and misshapen teeth, dental bonding from Forest Lake dentist Dr. Jonathan Siverson at Forest Lake Smiles may be the best option for you. Learn more about this procedure below, or contact us now for a consultation in Forest Lake.
Understanding The basics
what is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses dental resin to reshape and restore the appearance of your teeth. It’s often used to repair minor chips, to fill in gaps between teeth, and to reshape misshapen or uneven teeth.
Dr. Siverson will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to your tooth, then shape and sculpt it until the shape of your tooth has been restored. The process is completely non-invasive, and typically takes less than an hour.
Dental bonding is also often used alongside shaping & contouring (enameloplasty). This process involves removing a thin layer of enamel from chipped, pointed, or misshapen teeth. By removing some of the enamel from these teeth, Dr. Siverson can provide you with a more even, appealing smile.
why would i need
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure, so it’s a good option for you if you have cosmetic dental problems like discolored or yellowed teeth, uneven teeth, gaps in your smile, and other such issues. Dental bonding is very versatile, and can be used to fix most cosmetic problems with your teeth.
Additionally, dental bonding is non-invasive. It does not require the removal of any of your natural enamel. If you have weak teeth or thin enamel, this makes it a better option compared to veneers, which require your teeth to be trimmed.
This also means that dental bonding is reversible, unlike veneers. If you want to correct your smile but you are not comfortable with the idea of a non-reversible cosmetic treatment, dental bonding is a good option for you.
what to expect from
the dental bonding procedure
Cavities are completely preventable. If you care for your teeth properly, you will never have to worry about getting a cavity, or needing a tooth-colored filling from Dr. Jonathan Siverson.
To eliminate the need for fillings, there are a few steps you can take. First, make sure you brush at least twice per day for two minutes, and floss once per day. Proper oral hygiene can eliminate the bacteria, food particles, and acid that cause tooth decay.
You can also try to modify your diet and cut back on sugary drinks and starchy foods. Sugar and starch are major contributors to tooth decay.
Finally, you should make sure that you see Dr. Jonathan Siverson for a check-up and teeth cleaning every six months. Regular oral exams and teeth cleanings will help us catch potential signs of tooth decay early, and ensure you get the appropriate treatment to keep your teeth healthy.