Imperfections in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your looks as a whole. If you’re afraid to smile, you might have a hard time enjoying yourself in social situations, or might avoid smiling, giving people the impression that you’re not having a good time. If you have irregularities in your teeth, our cosmetic dentist can help you with dental bonding.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding uses a composite resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth. A similar resin is used for dental sealing, when the molars are covered with a thin layer of this composite to help prevent decay. The resin is applied to the teeth and cured with a special light. The cosmetic dentist applies the resin in layers, curing each individual layer until enough resin is on the tooth to allow it to be sculpted to the desired shape. The dentist ensures your bite remains aligned, and that the look of your treated teeth matches that of the surrounding teeth.
When treatment with dental bonding is complete, you will have the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. You’ll no longer have to worry about your appearance when you’re enjoying outings or other social situations.
Applications for Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can be used to treat a range of problems with the teeth. It is a flexible treatment that can correct various issues without having to use invasive treatment or orthodontics. It is also used for restorations. For example, teeth from which cavities have been removed can be filled with composite resin rather than metal amalgam.
Some cosmetic issues that are easily treated with dental bonding include:
Pitting, cracks, or chips in the teeth
Gaps between teeth
If you have any of these issues, a consultation with our cosmetic dentist will tell you whether dental bonding is a good solution. To find out if you are a good candidate for dental bonding, please contact our Hinsdale office to schedule a consultation.