Dental bonding is a quick way to repair chips or cracks in teeth without anyone noticing you’ve had dental work on them. When it’s done by Hoffman Estates dentist Dr. Becker, dental bonding will look beautiful and natural.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding, or composite, is made of silica or quartz that is bound with synthetic resin. It can be skillfully manipulated to match the color and characteristics of a natural tooth so well that people can’t tell your tooth was previously damaged.
When Is it Used?
Dental composite is bonded to teeth to correct discoloration, chips, or cracks. But for it to look natural, the skill of an artistic cosmetic dentist is required. Dr. Becker has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry and will ensure the color and translucency of the bonding match your natural teeth. He also has the technology, tools, and materials needed to produce natural-looking results. There will be no visible difference between your tooth and the bonding.
How Is it Applied?
- The surface of the tooth is roughened, the tooth is etched, and a bonding agent is applied.
- Dr. Becker blends composite materials to match your tooth and uses them to conceal or fill in the damage.
- The material is hardened and then polished to a natural gloss.
The before-and-after photos below show how cosmetic bonding can be used to repair a chipped tooth. The result is beautiful and natural looking.
Keep in mind that dental bonding is used to correct small problems in teeth. Applying it for extensive corrections is time-consuming and costly. If you need extensive repairs or a complete smile makeover, porcelain is usually the preferred material. Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are more durable and stain-resistant than dental composite.
Interested in Dental Bonding?
If you are interested in dental bonding to improve the appearance of one or more teeth, call us to request an appointment or complete our Request an Appointment form.