If you are looking to improve your smile through cosmetic dentistry but don't have any major concerns, then dental bonding may be just the answer. Bonding can treat a number of imperfections, and this very versatile treatment is also fast and affordable. If you would like to learn more about bonding, contact your local Wheaton, IL, cosmetic dentists Dr. David Carlson and Dr. Michael Schuiling of Carlson Dental.
How Dental Bonding Works
Dental bonding uses composite resin which is made up of a combination of glass or quartz and a resin medium. The end result is a strong and durable tooth-colored material. In liquid form, it is applied to the part of the tooth that needs to be restored and then a special light will harden and bond the material to the tooth.
Once hardened, then a second layer is applied in a similar fashion, and the process is repeated until enough layers have been built up. How many layers are needed will depend on the type of correction being performed. The final step is the trimming, shaping, and polishing of the hardened composite to give it a natural appearance.
What Can Be Accomplished with Dental Bonding
This very simple procedure can help with teeth that are in some way damaged, either cracked due to trauma, decay. or wear and can even help give length to naturally short teeth.
Dental bonding can also correct minor gaps in your smile and is used for dental fillings as an alternative to traditional amalgam ones because of its tooth-colored appearance.
Dental Bonding in Wheaton, IL
It's important to keep in mind that although it is a very versatile treatment, dental bonding is not as durable as other cosmetic dentistry treatments for large fillings, but depending on what you're hoping to improve it might be the best option for you.
Book an appointment today with Dr. Carlson and Dr. Schuiling of Carlson Dental in Wheaton, IL, by dialing (630) 653-9002.