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Cosmetic Bonding

A dentist must possess exceptional artistic skill to create beautiful, natural results with cosmetic bonding. Dr. Paul Nielson and Dr. Tim Schmidt have extensive training and experience using cosmetic bonding to enhance and repair many smile problems. Below are some actual examples of cosmetic bonding performed by Dr. Nielson and Dr. Schmidt.

The Ins and Outs of Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding introduction
Dr. Paul Nielson provides a comprehensive explanation on the that value cosmetic bonding can add to your smile. The many varieties of bonding allow for a very natural presentation of your smile. Watch this video to learn more.
Video Transcript

Dental cosmetic bonding is very similar to sculpture in your mouth. What I mean but that is what we are using cosmetic filing materials similar to white filling you have in a back tooth but we have whole palate of materials with different translucency opacities, all different shades, and so we will use just like and artist would use to paint a picture a hole variety of tints, opaque’s different types of these material in order to mimic what mother nature gave us. We can make such a huge difference. People who you know their teeth came in with a white spot or a brown spot, right on the front of their tooth and they live with that for years, and you can just very gently remove the outer discolored layer of the enamel and replace that with cosmetic bonding. A lot of times, you don’t even need to be anesthetized or numbed to receive cosmetic bonding because it is often added,  to your teeth and that is a simple procedure that changes how someone feel about themselves overtime they smile and talk to people.



PATIENT HISTORY: Andrea was referred to Dr. Nielson by a local pediatric dentist. She had chipped her front teeth when she was a child and had received bonding many years ago that she was never pleased with. She desired a conservative, inexpensive solution to restore her smile to her previous, youthful appearance.

TREATMENT: Direct cosmetic bonding was placed over 10 of Andrea’s teeth to completely rejuvenate her smile. Very little to no drilling was necessary.


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PATIENT HISTORY: Dawn was referred by her coworker Kate. She had lived her whole life with people telling her she had something on her front teeth. She never knew how easily she could remove the hereditary staining.

TREATMENT: Only the discolored portions of her front teeth were recontoured and covered with a thin layer of cosmetic bonding.

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PATIENT HISTORY: Carmen was referred to Dr. Nielson by a local orthodontist. Due to her bite, braces could not be used to close the gap. She desired a conservative, inexpensive solution to enhance her pretty smile.

TREATMENT: Cosmetic bonding material was placing on the side of each middle tooth to close the gap between her front teeth.


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PATIENT HISTORY: Isabel fell at the playground and chipped her front tooth. Her tooth was not loose and did not need a root canal. Due to Isabel’s young age and strong remaining tooth structure, repairing her tooth with cosmetic bonding was the best choice.

TREATMENT: Using a special layering technique with many shades and translucencies of materials, Dr. Nielson was able to recreate the broken portion of Isabel’s tooth.


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Dr. Paul Nielson, DDS, MAGD earned a zoology degree from Brigham Young University before completing dental studies at University of Washington, Seattle. He has practiced dentistry for over a decade, and has followed continuing education to exceed the state’s licensing requirements. He’s a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and holds membership in many professional associations. He’s especially interested in implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry; and full mouth rehabilitation.
Dr. Timothy Schmidt, DMD, FAGD studied in Utah and Oregon, before serving at University of Washington School of Dentistry as an affiliate instructor. Then he returned to Arizona to serve his local community. As a member of several prestigious dental organizations, he aims to provide comfortable treatments delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He aims to raise dental healthcare standards through ongoing education, new technologies and by listening to patients’ concerns.
Dr. Jared Bishop earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Utah, after which he completed his dental school training at Midwestern University in Glendale. Having completed a 1 year residency, Dr. Bishop was also honored to practice dentistry in the U.S. Army for 5 years. As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Arizona Dental Association, Dr. Bishop keeps up with current dental technology, techniques, and materials to provide his patients with the highest standard of care.

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