We all want the perfect smile and can use an easy way to improve our oral health care. Tooth bonding from dentist in Highland Park, IL is an excellent way to get both. People who have discolored, fractured, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth can get their pearly whites back through tooth bonding. Let’s take a look at the process.
When your Highland Park, IL dentist has you in for tooth bonding he begins with the application of a composite resin to your damaged or discolored teeth. The resin is tooth-colored so it will blend in with your natural teeth. This is a simple way to supplement the care for damaged or unsightly teeth and is approved by the ADA.
In addition to composite resin bonding, those seeking cosmetic dentistry also have the option of veneer bonding. In this situation you have the choice of composite or porcelain composite which will bond the resin to the teeth. Porcelain is the stronger resin, but it necessitates a molding and is more expensive than composite resin.
Veneers last longer than composite resin bonding, but composite resin bonding should still last about ten years if they are given proper care. Once your teeth have been bonded by your dentist in Deerfield, IL, you will want to avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard food that might crack the material. Bear in mind that the bonding material isn’t as hard as natural tooth enamel so it can be damaged by improper bites or teeth grinding.
After your teeth are bonded you will have to avoid substances like coffee, wine, tobacco, and tea that could stain the bonding resin for the first two days. Afterwards you should still limit those items in order to avoid staining your teeth and the resin. Similarly, to protect the bonding you should avoid opening packages with your teeth, biting fingernails, chewing on pens, and other bad habits that expose your teeth to potentially harmful hard surfaces.
If you have any other questions bonding or veneers, or about oral hygiene in general, reach out to Steven Kacel, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., F.A.D.I. and his friendly staff at his dental office who will happily answer any questions you may have. Call (847) 457-0400 to make an appointment today.