Learn more about the simplest and most wallet-friendly way to improve your smile.

Are you bothered by little cracks and chips in your teeth but you don’t want to go through extensive cosmetic procedures to get an improved, new look? Well, you’re in luck! Your Wheaton cosmetic dentist can repair minor dental issues and give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile with a non-invasive technique known as dental bonding.

What is dental bonding and when is it used?

What makes dental bonding such a great treatment option is that it is the least expensive and non-invasive cosmetic option for our patients. Dental bonding uses a composite resin, just like we use to fill a cavity, which is shaped and molded to hide dental problems like misshapen teeth, cracks and chips, stains and even small spaces between teeth.

How is dental bonding performed?

No tooth preparation is required beforehand since this procedure is completely non-invasive. This means that you will not require anesthesia, as this technique is painless.

The first step is to match the color of your resin to the rest of your tooth to find a uniform shade. Once this complete, we will slightly roughen up the surface of the tooth before applying a liquid that will help the resin adhere to the tooth.

Then the resin will be applied to the tooth. This resin is easily moldable, so your Wheaton cosmetic dentist can easily shade your resin around the problem areas of your tooth. Once we have achieved the proper shape, we will direct a laser on the tooth to permanently harden the resin.

After we have hardened the resin, we may need to trim it or shape it a bit more before polishing it.

How long does dental bonding take?

Getting dental bonding for one tooth usually takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you are having multiple teeth done, then you may need to come back for multiple dental appointments.

If you think dental bonding could improve the look of your smile, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Wheaton cosmetic dentist, Dr. David L. Carlson today!

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