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By Hidden Lakes Dental Care, PC
May 10, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Bonding  

Dealing with a slightly chipped, discolored, or misshapen tooth? If so, you may feel a bit embarrassed by your smile. The good news is that through a simple cosmetic treatment known as dental bonding, your Bolingbrook, IL, dentists Dr. Kathryn Bachinski and Dr. Christine Petrilla can help you find a renewed confidence in your smile.

What is dental bonding?

Do you know the tooth-colored resin that is used to fill cavities? Well, that same resin can also be used to correct very minor defects in the shape, color, or size of a tooth. This composite resin is moldable, making it easy to shape over small chips, cracks, and discolorations. It can even be used to fill gaps between teeth. Bonding is a great solution if you are dealing with small imperfections that may not warrant the time and expense of crowns or veneers.

How does bonding work?

Our Bolingbrook, IL, dentists will first choose the appropriate shade for the resin that will blend in with the rest of the tooth. Next, we will apply a liquid over the tooth to rough up the surface. This will make it easier for the bonding resin to stick to the tooth.

Then the resin is applied in layers, shaped, and trimmed to give the desired effect. Once the resin is perfectly shaped to the tooth, we will use a special light to harden the resin to match natural tooth enamel. Once the resin is permanently bonded to the tooth you will not even notice it.

Is bonding right for me?

Keep in mind that bonding is a conservative, non-invasive, and inexpensive cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to correct minor imperfections in a single tooth. It can improve the size or shape of a tooth or hide small discolorations. If you only need to make subtle corrections to one or two teeth, then dental bonding may be right for you.

If you have questions about the cosmetic treatments our Bolingbrook, IL, dentists offer, then call us today at (630) 759-0077 to learn more or to sit down with Dr. Bachinski and Dr. Petrilla and find out if dental bonding is right for you.