What is dental bonding, and how is it used in dentistry?

Composite resin bonding is a popular cosmetic treatment used by patients to cover and disguise imperfections quickly and affordably. Unlike porcelain veneers, which can be expensive and require several appointments to create and place, dental bonding is done in a single visit with Dr. Bridget Lervick of Edina, Minnesota. Learn more about this option as an alternative to veneers and other cosmetic treatments available at our office.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a standard restorative dental treatment in which a tooth-colored composite resin material is applied to the surface of the teeth. It can be used to repair chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen teeth. Dental bonding can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings and inlays/onlays, depending on the condition of your teeth. Dr. Lervick will use a shade guide to match the color of the composite material to that of your natural teeth. The material is then hardened and polished for a beautiful, natural look.

What can I expect when getting dental composite bonding?

This procedure takes one visit with Dr. Lervick, making it convenient and comfortable for patients who need minimal dental work done quickly. Dental bonding also does not require anesthesia. Dr. Lervick roughens the enamel to ensure the bond holds onto the tooth structure. Then, the composite resin material is set on the tooth, cured, and shaped by filing and polishing it to complete the process.

How do I learn more about teeth bonding for gaps, chips, and other damage to the smile?

If you reside in the Edina, MN community or the surrounding cities and want to speak to our team of professionals about your options for smile enhancement using dental bonding, consider scheduling a consultation appointment and evaluation with Dr. Bridget Lervick and her team at Grandview Center for Dentistry. The office is located at 5201 Eden Avenue, Suite #120, and is open to new and returning patients in the areas of Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and Richfield, MN. Call (952) 955-4505 to get started!

Dr. Bridget Lervick
Dr. Bridget Lervick

Dr. Bridget Lervick is a respected dentist in Edina, MN who has also practiced dentistry in South Dakota and Texas. Dr. Lervick earned her dental degree at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010 and enjoys being back in the Twin Cities at her own practice now. Her patients trust her for general, cosmetic, orthodontic, and frenectomy treatments and more. A certified Invisalign® Provider, Dr. Lervick also maintains memberships in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the International Association for Orthodontics, the Breathe Institute, and the Pankey Institute.