Dr. W. Kenneth Coffey performs dental bonding in Orland Park, IL, for patients who want to conceal a variety of cosmetic issues including chips, cracks, and worn teeth. Dental bonding is a popular cosmetic procedure because it is cost-effective, efficient, and conservative. After a single treatment, candidates for the procedure can achieve a brighter, more symmetrical smile without undergoing longer, more invasive treatment.  

What Issues Can Dental Bonding Address? 

Dental bonding is generally an appropriate cosmetic procedure for patients who want to treat minor aesthetic imperfections on one or more teeth, such as: 

  • Chips or cracks 
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Misshapen or disproportionate teeth 
  • Wearing due to grinding
  • Intrinsic stains 

Bonding is not intended to repair badly damaged teeth, and more serious concerns, such as fractures or large areas of decay, may require restorative dentistry procedures. Bonding can be performed on its own, or combined with other treatments as part of a comprehensive smile makeover

Close up of smiling man's chipping tooth Bonding is a popular method to conceal chips on the front teeth.

The Dental Bonding Procedure 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Coffey, you will discuss your concerns and decide whether dental bonding is the best procedure to help you achieve your desired outcome. Many patients choose to first undergo teeth whitening because teeth treated with bonding resin will not respond to bleaching agents. This allows us to match the color of the composite to your newly whitened smile.

Dental bonding is popular for patients who want an affordable way to conceal minor imperfections and enjoy an immediately enhanced smile.

To prepare your teeth for bonding, Dr. Coffey will apply a mild etching solution which will create microscopic fissures in the enamel. By providing a greater surface area, this step is designed to increase the durability and longevity of the bonding treatment. Next, we will apply the bonding agent, an adhesive solution that helps the composite resin adhere more securely to your teeth. 

Dr. Coffey will then select a shade of composite that closely matches your smile for the most natural-looking results. Thin layers of the dental composite will be painted onto the treatment areas. Dr. Coffey will then carefully shape and smooth the material to blend in seamlessly with your smile, curing it with a dental light to harden and finalize the results. 

Benefits of Dental Bonding 

Although there are a variety of cosmetic procedures available for patients, dental bonding remains a very popular option due to its benefits. With proper care, the effects can last for years

Cost-Effective Solution 

Dental bonding a cost-effective alternative to more costly options such as orthodontics and veneers. Despite its low cost, bonding can achieve many of the same results, namely, straighter, more uniform-looking teeth.

Comprehensive Effects 

By concealing the visible portion of one or more teeth, bonding can mask several concerns in just one appointment. This makes the treatment an ideal solution for important milestones in the near future, such as a wedding or public speaking event.

Conservative Technique

Unlike porcelain veneers, dental bonding does not require the removal of enamel and is completely reversible. Bonding is also a great way to preview your results if you are unsure of whether you want to commit to porcelain veneers

Boost Your Confidence in One Visit

Dental bonding is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure for patients who want an affordable way to enjoy an immediately enhanced smile. Call us at (780) 403-7888 or contact us online to learn more about whether bonding is right for you.

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