Is Dental Bonding Right For Me?

Do you have a cracked, damaged, or discolored tooth?

You may be a good candidate for dental bonding. Dental bonding requires the use of shaping and molding composite resin, which is then used to repair or rebuild a damaged tooth. It can be used for a cosmetic or restorative reason, depending on the needs of the patient.

Dental bonding is most commonly used to address a chipped tooth. However, our team will assess the condition of your smile and determine the best solution for you. Learn more about the uses of dental bonding and see if it can benefit your smile.

What Can Tooth Bonding Fix?

As noted, tooth bonding can be used for a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Dental bonding can be used to address the following conditions:

  • To enhance the appearance of stained or discolored teeth
  • Close gaps or spaces between the teeth
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • Protect the tooth root
  • To address chipped, fractured, or cracked teeth
  • To repair tooth decay

What Happens During The Dental Bonding Procedure?

The tooth bonding procedure is simple, and in most cases, it can be completed in one visit to our dental office.

With dental bonding, the tooth may not need to be prepared, which limits the need for anesthesia. If necessary, we can provide sedation for fearful or anxious patients.

Next, we will use a shade guide to choose a composite resin color that will blend with your natural teeth. Then the surface of the tooth is gently prepared, and a conditioning liquid is applied. This will help the composite resin adhere to the surface of your tooth. The composite resin is then applied and shaped to the desired look. After that, a special light is used to cure the resin into place. Once the resin hardens, we will carefully polish the tooth to reveal a natural luster.

Visit Our Skokie, IL Dentist Office

If you would like to explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options and determine if dental bonding is right for you, call 847-750-3125 or request an appointment online.