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Tooth Bonding

What is Tooth Bonding?

When someone suffers an injury to their smile, such as a crack or chip, their first inclination is to get the injury repaired. If someone develops a small cavity, they naturally want to have it filled. If someone realizes their teeth have become discolored over time, they likely wish to return those teeth to their former pearly glory. Achieving all of these goals, and many more, is simple with a process known as tooth bonding.

Tooth bonding is a dental procedure performed to improve the appearance of teeth, whether they are damaged, discolored, there are gaps that need filling, or the teeth have been eroded over time. Tooth bonding involves bonding a resin material directly to a damaged or discolored tooth. This material is sculpted and then cured with a light before being smoothed out to look like a natural tooth.

The simplicity of dental bonding is one of the reasons it is such a popular procedure, but there are many other reasons why it is a wise choice for anyone looking to have cosmetic dentistry done in Park Ridge.

The Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is one of the most affordable dental procedures offered to patients, and it is usually covered by insurance so many patients do not have to pay out of pocket. Tooth bonding is also a quick and efficient procedure and usually does not require anesthesia. On average, each tooth that requires bonding should only take up to an hour to complete, at most. It is also not necessary to remove nearly as much enamel with dental bonding as it is with other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers.

Maintenance

While tooth bonding comes with many benefits, there are important factors to consider regarding maintenance. The material used to bond teeth, whether lengthening teeth, filling a small cavity, or filling a gap, does not last as long as materials used in regular dental fillings, veneers, or crowns. Since the material is less durable, dental bonds usually need to be repaired after a few years.

Dental bonding is also susceptible to staining so it is a good idea to use a straw when drinking certain beverages such as coffee, red wine, or other drinks that are likely to stain your teeth if you cannot avoid them altogether. Smokers will also find their dental bonds become discolored faster than non-smokers. Finally, it is wise to avoid chewing or biting down on hard substances such as ice after dental bonding since the material is easily chipped.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Park Ridge

Tooth bonding is a rather intricate process and requires skill and patience to be done correctly. Finding an experienced dentist in your area is key to ensuring you receive the best quality cosmetic dental care. That is where Beyond Smiles of Park Ridge comes in. We are reliable dental specialists dedicated to making sure you and your family’s smiles stay healthy and beautiful. Make an appointment online today or call us at (847)-292-2700.

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