By Kenneth Krause, DMD
March 13, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bonding  

BondingSome patients want a new and improved smile, but they don’t have the time or money at the moment for more advanced services, like veneers, crowns or braces. If this sounds like your situation and you want a quick fix to your smile, talk to Dr. Kenneth Krause at Krause Dental about dental bonding. 

What Is Dental Bonding?

When you go in for a cavity filling on your back molars, the dentist uses a special compound that is the color of your teeth to fill in the spaces after drilling. The same compound (called a composite resin) can be used to restore other parts of the teeth, such as the front teeth and incisors. When hardened, this compound looks just like tooth matter. Dental bonding is the process of using this compound to improve the overall look of your smile.

How Can Bonding Improve Your Smile?

Dental bonding is a service offered at Krause Dental. Dr. Krause commonly uses this solution to fix unsightly chips and cracks in the teeth. He applies the composite material to the tooth, uses a curing light to harden it and then contours it to perfection. Bonding also helps to fill in spaces caused by too-small teeth, so you no longer will have trouble eating and chewing your food. When you have large gaps between your teeth, food particles can get stuck in between them, causing digestive problems and the risk of decay.

Just One Appointment

Dental bonding and contouring is a surprisingly quick procedure. In many cases it takes just one appointment and less than an hour to complete. Your dentist will first carefully examine your teeth to see where improvements can be made, then come up with a treatment plan and begin work (possibly all in the same appointment). Composite bonding is a temporary solution that will last a few years with good dental care before it has to be refreshed.

Find Out if Dental Bonding Is Right for You

Is dental bonding and contouring a viable solution for you? Call Krause Dental today at (317) 399-9329 and schedule a consultation visit with Kenneth Krause, DMD to talk about smile solutions.