Certain dental treatments are widely popular because they are effective and patient-friendly; dental bonding is one of those treatments. Our Tinley Park dentists have found that patients of many ages love dental bonding because it delivers exceptional results, and the treatment process is very convenient. If you have been wondering about the utility of dental bonding in your own life, keep reading to learn more about how this treatment works.
To quickly review: dental bonding is a process by which our dentists apply dental resin to a patient’s natural tooth structure. This resin is shaped and refined, and then finally cured, so that it hardens and bonds to the tooth. Dental bonding is used to both achieve aesthetic and structural dental results.
Dental bonding is exceptionally customizable
The shape, thickness, and color of the dental resin used for bonding is personalized to suit the individual patient. Once the bonding process is complete, the hard composite resin looks just like natural tooth material, and blends seamlessly with surrounding dental enamel.
The dental bonding process is quick and comfortable
In general, our dental team is able to complete dental bonding, from start to finish, in just one dental appointment. As you relax in the dentist’s chair, our team quickly restores and refreshes your smile. This treatment does not require our team to shave away existing tooth structure, as veneer placement requires, for example.
This is an affordable treatment option
The precise cost of bonding treatment depends on the state of the patient’s smile, and the extent of bonding work that needs to be completed. However, bonding is reliably less expensive than other dental treatments like crowns, veneers, and LUMINEERS.
Dental bonding can be quite durable
With proper care, bonding can last for years and years before it needs to be repaired. When you come in for a consultation, our dental team will give you more information about how to maintain your dental bonding results. Some general recommendations include avoiding chomping on ice or hard candies, and seeking prompt treatment for bruxism (chronic dental grinding).
If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding, our Orland Park dentists are here to help you. Call our office to schedule a personal consult, or use the Contact Us page on our website to submit and inquiry and your contact info. We look forward to speaking with you!