Are you embarrassed by your smile because of a chipped or broken tooth? With cosmetic bonding, Wright Dental in Barrington, Illinois, can easily repair your damaged tooth, close spaces between teeth, and even improve the color and shape of your teeth — usually in a single visit. To learn more about cosmetic bonding, call Wright Dental for a consultation or make an appointment online.
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure whereby your dentist applies an enamel-like material to your teeth to correct imperfections to improve the quality and appearance of your teeth. He sculpts the material and colors it to match your tooth. After the bonding material hardens on your teeth, he polishes it to make your smile luminous. The Wright Dental dentists can also use the tooth-colored enamel material to fill small cavities.
Cosmetic bonding is less time-consuming and expensive than other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers. But, it’s not as long-lasting or durable as veneers and is more susceptible to chipping.
Cosmetic bonding can treat a wide range of teeth issues. Two of the benefits of cosmetic bonding are that the procedure is not time-consuming and the results are immediate. Cosmetic bonding is often used to treat:
The Wright Dental team creates a plan based on what imperfection you want fixed and how many teeth are involved. The first step is to match your tooth color so that the composite material can closely match the rest of your natural teeth.
Your dentist abrades the surface of the tooth or teeth to be treated to prepare it for the bonding material application. A putty-like tooth-colored material is molded and smoothed into the proper shape and then hardened with a light or laser.
After it hardens into a tooth-like material, it is trimmed and polished to perfection. If you’re having more than one tooth treated, you may have to return for additional visits.
The Wright Dental team provides you with instructions for care at the end of your visit. Cosmetic bonding can last up to a decade if you:
To find out if cosmetic bonding can help your smile, call or make an appointment online.