Quiz: How Does Cosmetic Bonding Fix Teeth In One Visit?

You may assume that any procedure that can fix a damaged tooth and offer esthetic improvements as well will take multiple visits. However, with cosmic bonding we can fix teeth in just one visit. How does the procedure work? What esthetic concerns can we address?

Try Our Quiz on Cosmetic Bonding

  1. True or False: We use the same material we use for our fillings.
  2. True or False: We can correct a number of cosmetic issues.
  3. True or False: Placement only takes one visit.
  4. True or False: We can also perform contouring in the same visit.

Answer Key

  1. True. We use composite resin, a metal-free material often used in our fillings. The material can be color-matched to blend with the tooth, and is safe for all patients.
  2. True. We can use dental bonding to fix a chipped tooth or close gaps between the teeth. We can also mask intrinsic teeth stains, which are permanent are typically don’t respond to teeth whitening.
  3. True. Placement begins with the removal of any decay from the tooth. We will then clean the tooth and apply the material in several layers. As the material cures under a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth. We complete the procedure by polishing the tooth thoroughly, which offers a more lifelike appearance.
  4. True. Contouring involves removing material from the tooth. By gently buffing the tooth, we can remove pits or grooves in the tooth surface, or full teeth that are overly pointed. If you have any questions about bonding or contouring, then please contact our office today. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful new smile.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and our 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 847-259-8030.


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