Did you know our teeth are coated in the hardest substance in the human body? Tooth enamel is very strong and meant to protect our teeth from damage and harmful bacteria. But what should you do when your tooth becomes chipped? In these situations, you need to seek treatment right away. Fortunately, we can use a cosmetic treatment to restore your tooth. How does tooth bonding fix a tooth?
Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Bonding
Question: What dangers does a broken tooth pose?
Answer: When you break a tooth, the enamel is compromised and the sensitive inner dentin exposed. Decay can then reach the dentin, leading to the onset of cavities and eventually, a higher risk of infection. In order to protect your smile, you need to have your dentist look at your damaged tooth, even if the damage seems slight.
Question: How does the bonding procedure work?
Answer: We begin by removing any decay and thoroughly cleaning the tooth. We then etch the surface, which helps the bonding material attach to the tooth through the curing process. We apply the material in several layers. As it cures under a light, we can sculpt the tooth. We finish the procedure by polishing the tooth.
Question: Will the material blend with my smile?
Answer: Yes! We use the same material we use for our tooth-colored fillings: composite resin. We can actually shade the material to better blend with the tooth. The polishing following curing also improves the esthetics of your tooth.
Question: Does the placement take multiple visits?
Answer: No! We can start and finish the bonding procedure in a single visit, heling you enjoy a stronger and visually pleasing smile.
ABOUT YOUR NORTHBROOK, IL DENTIST:
Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-6988.