Dental bonding can transform and enhance smiles that have stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and more. At Smile Today Dental, we offer quality bonding treatment to our patients in Glenview, Illinois, and surrounding communities.
Many people are attracted to dental bonding due to its simplicity. Bonding is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can be completed in a single dental visit with excellent results. As bonding can only be done on healthy teeth, Drs. Evelyn Kidonakis and Jinyoung Yoo will evaluate your oral health before scheduling your treatment. If we uncover problems like cavities, tooth infections, or gum disease, we’ll treat these issues before performing dental bonding.
Bonding uses tooth-colored, putty-like composite resin material to conceal tooth imperfections and give your smile a dazzling new appearance. Your dentist will prepare your teeth by slightly roughening the enamel and applying a conditioning liquid to help the resin material stick. We’ll then layer the resin material over the surface of your teeth and mold it to the shape of each individual tooth, taking care to cover the imperfections completely. Once the bonding is where it should be, we’ll use a special light to permanently harden it onto your enamel. By matching the color of the resin to the color of your natural teeth, your bonded teeth will look every bit as natural as the rest of your smile. The result will be a whiter, brighter smile free of imperfections and blemishes.
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Depending on the problems that need to be fixed, your procedure may take up to an hour to complete. Dental bonding is quick, easy, and affordable and will beautifully rejuvenate your smile.
With proper care, the effects of dental bonding can last for years. There are measures you can take to extend the lifespan of this treatment. First, take good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing daily and scheduling routine cleaning. Certain lifestyle habits like chewing on nails, ice, or other hard objects, using your teeth to open packages, etc., can damage your treatment and should be stopped if you want your smile to stay bright and beautiful long-term. We also recommend limiting stain-causing foods and drinks and quitting smoking, as the resin material isn’t 100% stain resistant.