Tooth Bonding


Cosmetic Dental Treatment in Shakopee

At the office of Dr. James Arhart, DDS, our mission is to help each of our patients achieve the smile of their dreams as conveniently as possible. As a leading dental practice serving the Shakopee, MN area, we offer a wide range of dental treatments to serve the needs of almost any patient, we personalize our treatment plans to fit into our patients' lifestyles. If you suffer from cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth, we understand how frustrating that can be – but thankfully, cosmetic bonding offers a simple, powerful solution.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Before and After Tooth Bonding.Composite bonding, also called tooth bonding, is a simple dental procedure that involves using tooth-colored materials to repair and reshape damaged teeth. Using a composite material made from dental resins and glass, we can carefully apply layers of composite to the damaged tooth, helping to fix chips and cracks, solve minor spacing issues, and improve the overall appearance of the tooth. After we apply the composite, it bonds to the surface of your natural tooth – meaning that your tooth and the composite material literally become one.

Why Composite Bonding?

Put simply, composite bonding is one of the most cost effective, fastest, and most effective ways to repair minor problems with teeth. Composite bonding doesn't require any lab work, allows us to preserve your healthy tooth material, and can usually be done in a single appointment without the use of a drill. While bonding doesn't last as long as other solutions like veneers, it offers a quick, simple way to repair your teeth and achieve a gorgeous new smile.

How Bonding Works

Tooth Bonding - Step by Step.Normally, we can complete the entire procedure in a single visit – often in as little as 30 minutes to an hour. The first step is to clean and sterilize the tooth, then to apply a mild acid that "etches" the surface of the tooth and prepares it for the bonding. Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Arhart will carefully apply a color-matched shade of bonding material to your teeth, working to create a repair that matches the natural shape and contour of your teeth. With the resin in place, he'll use a special curing light to allow the resin to set in place and solidify. Dr. Arhart may paint one or more layers on successively after that, depending on how much tooth surface must be replaced.

Fix Cracked or Chipped Teeth With Your Shakopee Dentist

If you have pesky chipped or cracked teeth and you're ready to achieve the great smile you deserve, Arhart Dental can help you get it in just one afternoon through composite bonding. Contact us today if you're ready to get started, or feel free to request a consultation online. We're looking forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve a beautiful new smile through composite bonding!

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