The Patient's Guide to Composite Bonding

If you like the idea of veneers but you’re turned off by their permanence, you might want to talk to your dentist about dental bonding. This treatment can fix blemishes in your smile and increase your confidence. Treatment is relatively quick and easy, but you should know what kinds of pitfalls to avoid. Read ahead for the patient’s guide to composite bonding.

Why It Helps

Anyone can end up with a chipped tooth. Unfortunately, this can take away from your appearance, which can be particularly problematic if you spend a lot of time around other people—especially if you’re used to being in the spotlight. Composite dental bonding can restore the appearance and surface area of your chipped teeth. Whether you took a wrong step and fell down or a sharp turn landed you and your bicycle on the sidewalk, composite dental bonding can help to restore your chipped teeth to their original condition.

How It Works

One of the best parts of dental bonding is that sessions typically only take about half an hour to an hour per tooth. You probably won’t need anesthesia, although this varies from person to person and you should talk to your dentist in advance. After roughening the chipped or broken tooth, your dentist will clean the area and apply a resin that matches the color of your natural tooth. Then he or she will use a UV light to harden the resin and smooth out the shape.

What to Look Out For

It’s important to remember that composite dental bonding doesn’t make your teeth invincible. Composite resin can chip, so you still need to be careful. Your teeth will also still be susceptible to staining after dental bonding treatment, so you’ll want to keep that in mind as well.

Do you think you could benefit from dental bonding? Contact Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive or Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road or visit our website. We specialize in general dentistry in Bloomingdale, IL, and we’re happy to provide you with the dental services you need most. Please give us a call at (630) 894-5992 if you’d like to learn more about us.v

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