When it is time to restore your smile, or improve the aesthetics of your teeth, it is crucial that you take the time to review all of your treatment options. In this short article our Orland Park cosmetic dentist is reviewing one of these treatment possibilities—dental bonding. Keep reading to learn more about the intricacies of tooth bonding.
Let’s start by thinking about how dental bonding can help a patient with existing dental damage. Say that your tooth becomes cracked or chipped in an accident. This may also happen as a result of long-term dental grinding. Once your tooth is damaged, our dentist can actually fill in the broken portions of your tooth with dental resin.
But, how can dental bonding benefit a patient with dark or stained dental enamel? Many patients first try to whiten their teeth with professional whitening treatments, only to find that their teeth are resistant to the active ingredients in bleaching formulations. Not to worry, you can still whiten your smile—dental resin can be applied directly to your natural enamel in order to make your smile brighter and whiter.
A lesser-known use for dental bonding involves using dental resin to change the perceived shape and size of the tooth. In this application, our dentist “builds up” your tooth with dental resin. This makes your teeth appear better aligned, closer together, and/or larger. Dental bonding delivers these stunning results in only one dental appointment, as opposed to the months and years associated with traditional orthodontia.
Do any of these potential uses of dental bonding seem appealing to you? If so, you can easily get more information about all cosmetic treatments from our Tinley Park cosmetic dentist office. We look forward to speaking with you, and helping you achieve a stunning and healthy smile.