Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure. It involves the application of composite resinous material on the surface of the teeth that are either damaged, cracked, misshapen, or severely stained. It is a non-invasive procedure and helps to save the natural tissues of the teeth. It strengthens the tooth structure and reduces its chances of failure.
Why should you choose composite bonding?
- Dental bonding can be completed in as little as one visit to our practice. It wouldn’t require any complicated surgery, prolonged healing time, and in most cases, there wouldn’t even be a need for anesthesia.
- The visual similarity that composite bonding material can have with the natural enamel is just amazing. It’s color, texture, translucency, etc. can be perfectly matched with that of the natural teeth.
- The putty-like material that is applied on the surface of the teeth can be shaped as required. The contour of the tooth will be restored to normal with high precision, thereby avoiding any suspicion of tooth restorations when someone sees you smile.
- The bonding material wouldn’t break off or get dislocated easily as it firmly adheres to the teeth surface. You can bite and chew food without having to worry about your restoration failing. However, avoid ripping open plastic bags or opening bottle caps using your teeth as this could damage it!
How is the procedure carried out?
Before starting the treatment, we will screen your teeth to check for certain factors that may affect the procedure. The strength of the teeth, the extent of structural damage, the severity of cavities, oral infections, etc. are some of the factors that we take into account. The bonding material will be prepared by matching the color, texture, and translucency with the natural enamel.
A thin layer of enamel may be buffed to reduce the tooth’s thickness in some instances. The tooth will be roughened using a suitable etching solution. This allows the resin to adhere to the tooth surface firmly. Multiple layers of composite resin will be applied to the tooth and shaped accordingly. They will be hardened using a curing light and polished to give the tooth just the right amount of luster. At the end of the procedure, your tooth will be back to its ideal appearance, and you wouldn’t be able to distinguish the restoration from the natural enamel.
Please schedule an online appointment or call us at (773) 374-9778 for Chicago and (708) 914-4381 for Homewood to have a consultation with Dr. Moore, and we will be happy to help.