By James Pechloff, DDS
December 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental imperfections come in all shapes and sizes. Although some types of damage are more conspicuous than others, even minor dental bondingcosmetic problems can negatively affect your smile, and confidence as a result. But getting a new and improved smile does not necessarily require investing in invasive, expensive or time consuming dental work. Dr. James Pechloff, a family dentist in Wauwatosa, WI, recommends dental bonding for minor cosmetic issues like stains and discolorations, chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth.

A New and Improved Smile with Dental Bonding in Wauwatosa, WI

Dental bonding can change the size, shape and color of a tooth to correct imperfections. Made of a mixture of plastic and glass known as composite resin, dental bonding can remake your smile in as little as an hour long dental appointment. Even with regular visits to the dentist and good oral hygiene practices, wear and tear from the normal aging process, and habits like grinding or clenching your teeth can eventually wear down tooth surface and enamel. Bonding is a quick, efficient and affordable option to make functional and cosmetic improvements to your teeth.

When to Consider Dental Bonding

The first step is to schedule an appointment with your dentist to evaluate your smile and determine the best cosmetic option for your teeth. The most common uses for dental bonding include:

  • Permanent stains and discolorations from medication or trauma, which are typically not treatable with surface teeth whitening treatments
  • Small or medium chips and cracks
  • Gaps and spacing between teeth (larger spaces and gaps due to bite and alignment problems may require orthodontic treatment)
  • Uneven or oddly shaped teeth

Find a Family Dentist in Wauwatosa, WI

Don't let minor imperfections like chips, cracks and discolorations ruin your smile. For more information about dental bonding, contact our office by calling (414) 475-5505 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pechloff today.