Dental bonding is a man-made composite white colored filling material designed for cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Wasserman will sculpt and shape the dental bonding material to the cosmetic and functional results you desire.
What are the indications for dental bonding?
Dental bonding is used to restore front and back teeth. It is designed to:
- Improve the cosmetic results for patients by changing the color of teeth
- Change the shape of teeth
- Repair chips in teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Replace silver fillings (amalgam) for a more cosmetic look
- Restore teeth due to decay
- Cover exposed root surfaces due to gum recession
If you have fractured your tooth, we offer emergency services, and can often perform a dental bonding procedure on the same day.
What is the procedure for dental bonding?
Dr. Wasserman, the premier cosmetic dentist in Highland Park, will work with you to select the right color for your bonding material. Dr. Wasserman can match the color of your natural teeth or select a color that is whiter and brighter to improve the cosmetic dental results. He will apply this bonding material to the tooth and shape it to the desired cosmetic shape. He will use a light to activate and harden the material and then polish the final surface.
Dental whitening is recommended prior to dental bonding to ensure that the color selected will match the new overall color of your whitened smile.
How long does dental bonding last?
A patient can expect that dental bonding will last from 3 to 10 years. Although this will vary with the oral habits of the patients. Trauma, excessive wear due to clenching, grinding or malocclusion or poor oral hygiene can all decrease the longevity of the dental bonding material. Also, the bonding material may stain or discolor due to smoking, drinking coffee and tea to name a few.
Call Port Clinton Dental in Highland Park, IL at 847.432.1416 for your complimentary bonding or veneer consultation or complete the appointment request form on-line.