Cosmetic Bonding

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COSMETIC BONDING                

If you’re searching for an affordable cosmetic dentistry option, cosmetic bonding has a lot to offer. This approach is one of many treatments provided by Sojin Kim, DMD, and the team at Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry in Shenandoah, Texas. When you’re ready to explore cosmetic bonding in greater detail, call the office to book a visit or use the easy online scheduling tool. 

Q: What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic or dental bonding is a popular treatment option that corrects several different aesthetic issues. It works by using a composite resin material to cover and reshape the treated teeth, enhancing your tooth’s appearance without the need to remove or alter a significant portion of your natural tooth tissue. 


Bonding is among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options. People love the finished look and the relatively low cost of dental bonding. For many, this treatment is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. 


With proper care, cosmetic bonding can last around a decade. When you begin seeing changes in your treated teeth, simply schedule a visit to come back and have another bonding treatment.

Q: What kinds of aesthetic issues can cosmetic bonding resolve?

Cosmetic bonding offers the opportunity to correct several different aesthetic issues. Some of the complaints that bring people in for dental bonding include:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Irregularities in the size of teeth
  • Abnormally shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Bonding also allows your dentist to fill cavities with a tooth-colored material or protect areas of teeth exposed due to receding gums. 

Q: What happens during cosmetic bonding appointments?

A dental exam and X-rays help your dentist better understand the health of your teeth. If you have active dental decay or gum disease, those items must be resolved before moving forward with cosmetic bonding.


When you arrive for your visit, you’ll appreciate all of the special touches at Aesthetic Smiles Dentistry. Noise-canceling headphones, Netflix, music, weighted blankets, and neck pillows are some of the comforting amenities you can choose.


On the day of your visit, we work with you to select a shade for your bonding. Custom blending allows your practitioner to find a shade that seamlessly matches your natural tooth color. 


The surface of your tooth enamel will be roughened to make it easier for the bonding material to adhere. Then, the composite resin goes on before being carefully shaped and molded to create a beautiful and natural-looking appearance. 


A special light cures the resin, helping it bond to the surface of your tooth to create a strong, durable finish. The final step is polishing the bonding material until the shine is just right.