Repair Cosmetic Imperfections with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a conservative cosmetic treatment used to conceal a range of flaws and help create a beautiful smile in just one office visit. This affordable procedure can be performed on its own or in combination with other cosmetic treatments, and can be precisely color-matched for a brilliant, balanced smile. At our office serving Chicago, IL, Dr. Robert W. Hessberger offers a wide array of cosmetic procedures to help our patients achieve the smile they desire.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is used in both restorative and cosmetic procedures. The same high-grade composite resin material used for dental fillings is also used to camouflage minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. Dental bonding provides patients with dramatic aesthetic results and can typically be performed in under one hour.
Dental Bonding Treatment Process
The dental bonding procedure is straightforward and non-invasive and does not usually require local anesthesia. Using a tooth shade guide, Dr. Hessberger will choose a color that will blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. The surface of your tooth will be roughened with dental etch, a slightly acidic dental material. This is necessary to ensure that the composite resin will adhere successfully. Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Hessberger will carefully apply the dental bonding material. Once the composite resin is in place, it will be cured with a special dental lamp to help the material harden. After smoothing out any rough edges, Dr. Hessberger will check your bite and make any necessary final adjustments. Patients who receive dental bonding at our practice can enjoy their new smile as soon as they leave our office.
Dental bonding is used in both restorative and cosmetic procedures. The same high-grade composite resin material used for dental fillings is also used to camouflage minor imperfections such as chips, cracks, and discoloration.
What Can Be Addressed with Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is incredibly versatile, and is commonly used in a variety of procedures. Some of the cosmetic flaws that can be addressed with bonding include: