When life leaves you with stains, chips, cracks, blemishes, gaps or irregularities in your smile, we offer you dental bonding, an affordable, quick and efficient solution.
Similar to veneers, dental bonding is used on the front, visible parts of your teeth to repair and enhance the appearance of your smile. However, dental bonding can be completed in just one visit to Dentistry at Millennium Park, while veneers require working with a dental lab.
We can perform a bonding treatment in as little as an hour, making this a very common, non-invasive cosmetic treatment for our patients.
Who Should Get Bonding Done to Their Teeth?
Bonding is the ideal treatment for patients looking for a quick, durable, affordable solution for minor aesthetic damage to their teeth, like a chip or crack.
The most common reasons we perform bonding treatments are:
- Internal stains that cannot be removed with professional teeth whitening. This includes stains from medications, root canals or fluoride overexposure.
- Minor irregularities, including misshapen teeth
- Teeth worn from grinding
- Dull teeth
How Does Dental Bonding Work?
Dental bonding can be completed in one visit with our team, and you can enjoy the benefits of your new smile as soon as you leave the office.
During the process, we apply a tooth-colored composite resin to the affected tooth. To ensure optimal results, we lightly texture the tooth so the resin attaches properly. This is usually the only alteration that happens to your natural teeth in this process, and it is completely painless and harmless.
Once the resin is applied, if necessary, our team reshapes your tooth to make sure the newly bonded tooth blends in seamlessly with your natural smile. Since the material is similar to putty, we can easily shape it before the curing process.
In the final step we use a special curing light to harden the bonding and firmly affix it to your teeth. We complete treatment with any necessary last-minute shaping and a polish.
How Do I Care for Bonded Teeth?
Caring for a bonded tooth is just like caring for a natural tooth. The bonding resin is very similar to enamel.
Continue to brush twice a day, floss once a day and maintain bi-annual hygiene appointments with our team. If you notice any cracking, chipping or damage to your bonding, call us at (312) 750-9000. We are happy to help with any needed repairs, restorations or further cosmetic treatments.
Looking for Dental Bonding in Chicago?
At Dentistry at Millennium Park, our expert team specializes in cosmetic dentistry solutions that maintain your healthy mouth and show off your beautiful smile. Call our office at (312) 750-9000 to discuss all of the services we offer to brighten, repair and enhance your teeth, including dental bonding.