Dental bonding is a versatile dentistry treatment that may be used to address a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs.
At The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry, we offer dental bonding for patients of all ages. Bonding is ideal for patients who want to improve the appearance and function of their teeth. Teeth bonding is an effective and simple in-office procedure that often requires only one visit to our Skokie, IL dentist office.
For some patients, bonding can be a simple alternative to porcelain veneers. Dental bonding and veneers are sometimes interchangeable because they can be used to address some of the same dental concerns; however, porcelain veneers are categorized as an irreversible procedure because of the amount of tooth enamel that is removed during the preparation process. To determine which solution best suits your needs, visit our dental office for a cosmetic consultation.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Dental bonding involves shaping and molding a tooth-colored composite resin material onto the tooth. The composite resin is directly bonded to the teeth, so very little of the enamel needs to be removed during the process.
- Repair cracked, fractured, or chipped teeth
- Cover discolored or stained teeth
- Close gaps between the teeth
- Cover an exposed tooth root
- To reshape the tooth
- Repair worn teeth
- Repair cosmetic blemishes on the teeth
- Correct minor misalignment
While bonding is not a permanent solution, it can be a long-lasting one. With proper care and maintenance, a bonded tooth can last for up to 10 years
What To Expect During The Dental Bonding Process
As noted, you can undergo dental bonding in one visit to our office. Once our team determines dental bonding is the right solution for you, we will begin your treatment. In most cases, the dental bonding procedure will only require 30-45 minutes of your time; this also depends on the number of affected teeth.
First, we will carefully prepare the affected tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel; this helps create a new surface for the composite resin. Next, we will gently shape and color the composite resin to ensure it resembles your natural teeth. We will then carefully apply the composite resin onto the tooth and shape and mold it until the desires aesthetic is reached. To bond the composite resin to the tooth, we will use a special curing light. Before you leave, we will make any final adjustments to your bonded tooth ad skillfully polish it until it reaches a smooth, natural finish.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile and determine if teeth bonding is right for you, visit the dental professionals at The Stein Center for Advanced Dentistry. To schedule an appointment, call 847.920.4747 or request an appointment online.