Dental Bonding 101: Our Orland Park Dentist Explain

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Feb 16, 2016

Hey, sometimes it happens: you look in the mirror, and you notice that minor dental damage has popped up, seemingly overnight. You’re looking for quick, simple, and comfortable way to restore your tooth—what should you do?

Well, one treatment that may potentially meet your needs is called dental bonding. Our Orland Park dentists actually use dental bonding to achieve a number of restorative and aesthetic results. Today we are going to give you the basics about dental bonding!

What does it do?

Dental bonding is used to repair cracks and chips in the patient’s dental enamel. Dental bonding can also resurface a patient’s teeth in order to achieve a whiter, brighter, and fresher looking smile.

How does it work?

During the dental bonding process our dentist applies dental resin to the relevant areas of the patient’s tooth. The dental resin is the cured, so that it bonds to the dental structure. Once the dental resin is cured it is hard and sturdy, plus it looks just like natural dental enamel.

Why do people choose dental bonding?

So many reasons! Dental bonding is very affordable compared to many other cosmetic options. This treatment only takes one dental appointment to complete. Plus, every aspect of dental bonding is customizable. Obviously, our dentist will mold the dental resin into the exact size and shape that you need. Additionally, the dental resin that we use will be custom shaded so that the resin matches your exact tooth shade. Dental patients of many ages love the natural looking results they get with dental bonding.

If you want to figure out whether or not dental bonding can help you reach your dental goals, please feel free to contact our Tinley Park dentists at any time. We can give you more information about how this treatment works, and give you a better idea of what dental bonding can do for your smile, specifically.