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Get a Quick Tooth Fix with Cosmetic Bonding

November 24, 2014

If you could change one little thing about your smile, what would it be? Perhaps a slightly chipped or cracked tooth. Or maybe you have one or two teeth that are misaligned. Is there a gap between your front teeth that you’ve always wanted to close? Well then, cosmetic bonding may be the solution. With cosmetic bonding and one appointment Dr. Michael Michel in Topeka, KS, can repair your smile.

Today, cosmetic bonding is a common dental procedure in which a tooth-colored material—usually a sturdy plastic material—is applied to the tooth and hardened with a special light. Cosmetic bonding is not only used to repair a host of cosmetic concerns—chips, cracks, discolored teeth, misaligned or misshapen teeth—but now these same tooth colored materials are used to fill cavities.

The Process of Cosmetic Bonding

For cosmetic bonding, Dr. Michel will carefully examine the tooth or teeth that need repair to determine whether or not cosmetic bonding is the correct treatment. If so, then he will prepare the surface of the tooth and smooth on the liquid bonding material. After the material is molded, an ultraviolet light hardens the material. Dr. Michel will then further sculpt and trim the bonding for a finish that blends seamlessly with your other teeth.
In most cases, cosmetic bonding is used to repair front teeth. So in order to preserve the strength of the bonding, Dr. Michel recommends not biting on hard foods, such as carrots or apples. Otherwise, teeth that have had cosmetic bonding require no special treatment. Simply brush and floss as you would your other teeth and your new smile will give you pleasure for years to come.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic bonding, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michel, call the office today. We proudly serve patients in Topeka, KS, Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan and the surrounding areas.

Cosmetic Bonding Can Quickly Improve Smiles in Topeka

September 30, 2013

Do you have one or a few teeth that just don’t look as great as the rest of your smile?  Do you want to correct these issues but don’t want to go through the hassle and expense of porcelain veneers? If a few imperfections such as chips or other flaws mar your smile, at Michel Dental we can correct these issues with cosmetic bonding.

Cosmetic bonding is a simple, one-appointment cosmetic dentistry procedure that can quickly correct small imperfections in your smile. Dr. Michel will apply composite resin to your tooth to cover the imperfection. The resin is carefully color matched to blend in with the rest of your smile. Then he’ll use a special light to cure and harden the resin, and polish it to complete your restoration. You’ll leave with a beautiful smile because your flaws will be corrected in only one visit to our office.

Unfortunately, the bonded material will not stain over time in the same way as your natural teeth, so you may need teeth whitening in the future to keep your smile looking great. Still, cosmetic bonding is a great choice if you have some minor smile flaws you’d like to be quickly corrected. Please give us a call to learn more or to schedule your appointment.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.