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Tooth Bonding Can Prevent Your Smile From Being The ‘Pits’

Veneers Woodbury, MN | Mark W. Wilhelm DMD, MSD

You’ve invited your friends over for a watch party for your favorite show. You fixed more snacks than you needed, and your friends brought even more. Before the show starts, you fill a plate with all the best stuff.

You grab an olive and toss in the air to catch it in your mouth. (You can still do it!) You go to take a celebratory bite and — OW!

That one still had a pit inside. You put down your plate and rush to the bathroom. Sure enough, your tooth is chipped. It doesn’t hurt … much, but you are a little embarrassed.

One of your friends says the show is getting ready to start. So you head back to the TV room.

“What’s wrong with your tooth?” someone asks.

You explain what happened, show them your chipped tooth, and try to laugh it off.

“No worries, just call my dentist in Woodbury. Tell him you need tooth bonding,” someone says. “He’ll have your smile looking good again in no time.”

 

Don’t Take A Break From Smiling

During a commercial break, your friend catches you refilling your plate. (No olives this time!)

He explains that something similar happened to him a few years ago. He was playing in a recreational hockey league when he slipped, fell on the ice, and chipped one of his teeth.

His dentist, Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm in Woodbury, MN, fixed the tooth so it looked as good as new. That’s when he showed you the tooth with the dental bonding.

You would have never known unless he pointed it out to you.

He gives you the number, 651-319-9064, and adds that you can request an appointment online, too.

 

Tooth Bonding Could Restore Your Smile

The situation above may not have really happened, but it is a realistic scenario.

People chip and crack their teeth almost daily. Teeth can become worn down, too, and sometimes, one tooth doesn’t grow to the same size as its neighbors.

All of these could be reasons for you to try tooth bonding.

The tooth bonding material is a kind of resin. After it is layered onto your tooth, the material hardens to fill in the what’s missing from your teeth.

The resin can be shaded to match the color of your natural teeth. This way it blends in with the rest of your smile.

Fixing chips, cracks, and small cavities are some of the ways tooth bonding is used in restorative dentistry. For short teeth or small gaps between teeth, bonding could be considered more of a cosmetic service.

Regardless of the reason, dental bonding is an effective way to fix your tooth and your smile.

 

Why You May Want To Try Tooth Bonding

First and foremost, tooth bonding is effective. Dr. Wilhelm has used it for years to help patients seeking minor repairs to their smiles.

If only one of your teeth has been damaged by a chip or crack, dental veneers may be more of a treatment than you need. (At the same time, veneers can be an effective way to fix multiple teeth, make your teeth look whiter, and straighten your smile.)

From a cost standpoint, using dental bonding is a more affordable option than dental veneers or a dental crown to repair your tooth. To be clear, tooth bonding is not going to be your best option in every situation. However, when tooth bonding will work, it can provide cost savings in your treatment.

Last but not least, dental bonding can save time. We understand that you probably don’t want to spend your free time sitting in a dentist’s chair. When tooth bonding is appropriate, it can be done relatively quickly in a single visit to our office.

You can come in with a chipped tooth and leave with a complete smile.

 

Find Out More About Our Restorative Dentistry

Tooth bonding is just one of the many ways Dr. Wilhelm could restore your teeth. As mentioned above, we also offer dental crowns and veneers. And if you are missing teeth, dental implants can be used to replace everything from a single tooth to entire rows of teeth.

You owe it to yourself to visit our dentist office if you live in or near Woodbury, MN. By scheduling a consultation, you can learn what options are available to restore your smile.

As we noted earlier, you can make an appointment with our online form, or you can call us at 651-319-9064.