If your teeth are chipped, discolored, misshapen, or even crooked, you may think that extensive and invasive cosmetic procedures are your only option. However, in many cases, Dr. Brent Engelberg can correct an array of tooth imperfections in just one office visit with the use of cosmetic bonding. A conservative procedure that does not require the removal of any healthy tooth structure, dental bonding is one of the fastest ways to transform less-than-perfect teeth into a winning smile.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The material used to bond your teeth is the same tooth-colored composite resin that Dr. Engelberg uses to fill cavities. One of the most versatile materials in the world of cosmetic dentistry, composite resin can be used to cover imperfections and sculpt teeth to an aesthetically-pleasing shape. Dr. Engelberg will first roughen the tooth surface to ensure optimal bonding of the resin to the tooth. He will then apply the soft material, which is dyed to perfectly match your other teeth, artfully shaping it until imperfections are covered and the desired tooth shape and size are achieved. After hardening the material under a special light, Dr. Engelberg will buff and polish the tooth until its sheen mimics that of your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure for many reasons. It can be performed in just one office visit, often without the use of anesthesia. Bonding can correct numerous cosmetic problems quickly and effectively, and, unlike porcelain veneers or crowns, no healthy tooth structure needs to be removed when bonding is placed. Bonding can even be used to correct slightly crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth by resculpting them so that they are beautifully-shaped and aligned—a feat that would take at least a year using braces.
For exceptional restorative and cosmetic dental care including dental bonding in Arlington Heights – Chicago area, contact Dr. Brent Engelberg today. We serve patients from Buffalo Grove, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Palatine, Wheeling, Barrington, and the surrounding areas.