Elmhurst Dentist Explains The Basics Of Dental Bonding

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Dec 12, 2023

Improving your smile doesn’t have to be a difficult, expensive, or time-consuming proposition. There are treatments available to help you reach your dental goals without adding stress and inconvenience to your life. One of these treatments is called dental bonding. Today our Elmhurst dental bonding dentists are going to review how this treatment works, and why it is so popular among patients of all ages.

Dental bonding allows our dental team to apply custom-shaded resin to your teeth in order to improve how your teeth look, or how your smile functions. Initially, the resin is soft and malleable—this allows our team to shape it on your tooth. Then, as it bonds, it hardens and attaches to the natural dental structure.

With dental bonding, our team can make your teeth appear better aligned, and eliminate spaces in your smile. We can also lengthen short teeth, and improve how your top and bottom teeth come together. Bonding is also used to correct dental damage and cover unsightly or poorly colored/textured enamel.

One of the key benefits of this treatment is that it can be completed from start to finish in just one dental appointment. This means that you can get the restorative or cosmetic treatment that you want without committing to hours in the dental chair.

Dental bonding is also one of the more affordable dental treatments available today. This treatment is less costly than veneers, for example, and it can be used to address many of the same dental problems.

If you have been looking for a way to improve the appearance or structure of your smile, dental bonding may be a viable option for you. Please feel free to contact our Elmhurst dentists to get more information about this treatment, or any other treatment we offer. We look forward to speaking with you!