Wicker Park Dental Studio

Dental Bonding

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a way to completely transform and enhance your smile. If you have minor imperfections like cracks, chips or unevenness, we can correct these issues with composite resin material. Bonding is placed over the flawed area and cured into place. The majority of bonding will last for roughly a decade before it’ll need to be replaced.

Why do you need Dental Bonding?

You might feel badly about your appearance or are ready to transform the way that you look. Your teeth might be slightly cracked, chipped or uneven and you need a minor cosmetic procedure that can fix these problems. Bonding is noninvasive and most patients won’t even need anesthetic in order for the material to be placed. Bonding is durable and will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.

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What makes you a candidate for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is ideal for patients of all ages and varying cosmetic needs. Because bonding requires no anesthetic, it’s even safe for children and teens who have cracked or chipped a tooth. Bonding is only ideal for less problematic cosmetic issues. If your front teeth are severely damaged or decayed, we may recommend other treatments.

What happens during the Dental Bonding procedure?

Dental bonding starts with a consultation so that we can examine your front teeth to determine if the procedure is right for you. From there, we will prep the tooth to receive the material by applying an etching gel and washing it away. We then match the color of the bonding material to the color of your tooth. The material is applied to the damaged or uneven tooth and smoothed into place. The next step is to cure the resin with a bright dental light that hardens it and prevents it from falling away. You can floss around the bonding and brush it normally in order to keep it looking its best.

If you are thinking about coming into our office for dental bonding, call us today so that one of our friendly staff members can be of further assistance to you.