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Advantages of Cosmetic Bonding

Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Cosmetic or dental bonding is a popular treatment that restores minor aesthetic flaws in your teeth. Lake Forest cosmetic dentists, Drs. Douglas Campbell and David Schmidt can repair your smile with dental bonding in as little as one office visit.

Check out the advantages of cosmetic bonding to decide if this treatment is right for you.


One of the most significant reasons patients elect to get cosmetic bonding is its cost-efficiency. More and more people are paying attention to their dental health, and how their smile looks, yet search for affordable options to repair imperfections. Cosmetic bonding generally is less expensive than repeat teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. Also, many dental insurance plans may cover cosmetic bonding if needed to repair a damaged or broken tooth. Contact Lake Forest Smiles to schedule a consultation and find out how much dental bonding may cost you.

Requires Less Time

Since cosmetic bonding can be completed in as little as one appointment, it is ideal if you are in a rush to repair a tooth. Cosmetic bonding does not require the need for a dental laboratory to make a restoration. Also, if you have slightly crooked or gapped front teeth, our cosmetic dentists in Lake Forest can sculpt dental bonding to repair your smile, giving you the look of perfectly straight teeth without having to wait months or years for results from orthodontics.

Safe and Secure

Once the bonding is complete, it seals out decay. However, any portion of your tooth that is not covered by dental bonding is still subject to tooth decay. Practicing oral hygiene is essential, even after a bonding treatment.

No Harm to Enamel

The composite material used for cosmetic bonding actually bonds directly to your natural tooth, preserving more of your tooth structure than when getting crowns or veneers.

Aesthetic Benefits

Gapped, stained, chipped, or slightly crooked teeth can be repaired with cosmetic bonding. The material used looks just like natural tooth enamel. It can be chosen in a shade that matches the rest of your teeth (or in a whiter shade if covering all of your visible teeth). Therefore, if you only need one or two teeth bonded, you might consider professional teeth whitening first because bonding cannot be whitened later. 

Taking Care of Your Bonded Teeth

It is essential to take good care of your teeth and gums, especially after paying to upgrade your smile with cosmetic bonding.

Here are some ways to protect your newly bonded teeth

  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing after each meal and before bed.
  • Always brush using fluoridated toothpaste because it hardens tooth enamel and reduces the risk of cavities.
  • Floss every day, preferably before bed or after your last meal of the day.
  • Limit your consumption of acidic drinks (soda, juice, alcohol, coffee, and tea).
  • Limit sugar intake.
  • Avoid using your teeth as scissors, open packages, bite fingernails or chew on pens/pencils.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco.
  • Visit our Lake Forest dentist office regularly for routine checkups and cleanings.

Cosmetic Bonding in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire

Get the new smile that you deserve with cosmetic bonding in Lake Forest. If you would like to learn more or find out if you are a candidate, call (847) 234-4800. Drs. Campbell and Schmidt have provided elite dental care to the areas of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Lincolnshire for more than 30 years. We welcome you to our practice.

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