Dental bonding is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to correct dental damage and improve the appearance of your smile. If you have been looking for more information about dental bonding—how it works and for whom it’s appropriate—our Orland Park dentists are here to help!
Keep reading to get the answers to some of the questions our dentists commonly get regarding this simple and effective treatment.
Q: What kind of material is used with dental bonding?
A: Dental bonding is designed to cover natural enamel and/or fill in compromised portions of the enamel. The substance that we use to build up and repair teeth is dental resin. Resin is a great choice for dental bonding because it is strong/durable once applied, and it can be custom shaded to match the patient’s tooth.
Q: How long does it take to get dental bonding?
A: One of the major advantages of dental bonding is that this treatment can be completed—from start to finish—in just one dental appointment. Our dentist will place the resin, and then cure it so that it hardens and bonds to the tooth. After treatment you can jump right back into your daily routine!
Q: How do I care for my teeth once dental bonding has been completed?
A: Most patients can care for their post-treatment smiles by simply following their regular oral hygiene routines. Brush and floss your teeth as recommended to keep your bonding looking and feeling great, and keep up with your schedule of professional cleanings to minimize your chance of suffering from cavities and gum disease.
To get more information about dental bonding, as well as any other cosmetic or restorative dentistry options we offer, please call our Tinley Park dentists to schedule a consultation and get started!