What Can Dental Bonding Fix?

Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Are you looking for a way to lengthen your shortened teeth? We offer dental bonding in Arlington Heights, IL, for patients with a variety of cosmetic dental problems. Tooth bonding uses malleable, tooth-colored materials to cover and enhance the appearance of teeth. Compared to other cosmetic treatments, dental bonding is a straightforward, quick treatment that can make a large difference in the look of your smile.

But what can dental bonding do for your smile? Read on to discover more about what dental problems you can treat with tooth bonding.

dental bonding in Arlington Heights, IL

Dental Bonding in Arlington Heights, IL

There are many treatment options for patients who choose dental bonding:

  • Tooth Damage: If you have a chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth, bonding can add structure to your smile. Addressing tooth damage can prevent further tooth damage, pain, and sensitivity.
  • Tooth Discoloration: Dental bonding can cover one or several discolored teeth. We carefully color-match the bonding material to the smile for the correct shade. Bonding is particularly helpful for patients who have a damaged tooth and experienced discoloration from a dental injury.
  • Spaces between teeth: Large gaps between teeth can cause spacing issues for the rest of the teeth in your smile. Bonding closes these gaps by covering them and creating a natural tooth shape.
  • Shortened Teeth: Bonding treatment can lengthen short teeth to create a more uniform appearance. We take precise measurements to ensure that bonded teeth match the correct length and create a comfortable bite.

If you are interested in treating one or more problems with bonding treatment, we can provide you with a consultation where we review your cosmetic concerns and create a treatment plan.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

We begin bonding treatment by using a shade guide to select the perfect color for the tooth. Our team selects a color that matches your adjacent natural teeth. Then we clean and prepare the tooth or teeth that require treatment. Preparing the teeth by etching and roughening the enamel ensures the bonding material precisely conforms to the tooth.

We apply a conditioning liquid to the tooth to ensure the resin adheres properly. Then, we mold the resin into the correct shape. We use a curing light to harden the resin and then make final adjustments, trimming and shaping the completed tooth. Finally, we polish the tooth for a natural shine.

Dental bonding is a simple and completely reversible treatment for patients who want to change their smiles. If you are interested in tooth bonding treatment, call AH Smiles today at (847) 230-9703. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Brent Engelberg on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions about bonding treatment. We can answer them for you at your next appointment.