Artfully Shaping Your Teeth with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is used to correct a number of cosmetic issues, including teeth with gaps, that are broken, too small, misshapen, or discolored. The biggest advantage of cosmetic bonding is that it can be performed in just one visit to your Rochester cosmetic dentist without the need for anesthesia. Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Brodersen will use their extensive knowledge of dental science and esthetics to sculpt your teeth to perfection using this versatile material.
Cosmetic Bonding Material
The material Dr. Calcagno and Dr. Brodersen use to reshape your teeth is the same composite resin that they use for fillings. Composite resin bonds so well with the tooth because its makeup allows it to infiltrate the porous tooth structure, resulting in increased tooth strength. Dyed to match your surrounding teeth, your bonding will blend in perfectly so that your teeth will look as if they were designed by Mother Nature, not a dentist.
Cosmetic Bonding Procedure in Rochester, MN
To alter the color, shape, or size of your teeth, your cosmetic dentist will first gently etch your tooth enamel to ensure that the resin bonds ideally. Next, she will apply the putty-like bonding material to your tooth. Using her more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and an artistic eye, Dr. Calcagno will sculpt your tooth to an esthetically-pleasing size and shape, ensuring that your smile is balanced and symmetrical. When she achieves the desired outcome, your cosmetic dentist will harden your bonding under a special light, after which she will polish it to achieve the same sheen and brilliance as your natural teeth.
Find Out if Bonding Is Your Best Solution
If your smile needs a touchup but doesn’t require extensive cosmetic treatment, then cosmetic bonding might be the most effective and conservative option. To find out if bonding is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today at (507) 281-3659. Conveniently located in Rochester, MN, our office also welcomes patients who live in Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.