Bonding, Shaping, Contouring

Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Plainfield

Improve Your Smile In A Single Appointment

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, this treatment is one of the few non-invasive procedures that produces results in just one appointment. Dental bonding is used to treat issues like gaps, misshapen or slightly crooked teeth, as well as minor damage. The treatment involves applying a putty-like resin to your teeth and molding it into a more aesthetically-pleasing shape.

Cosmetic Correction With Dental Resin

What Is Dental Bonding?

The concept of dental bonding is similar to a sculptor molding clay into a beautiful, shapely form. During the procedure, one of our dentists will use dental resin to reshape teeth that may be cosmetically flawed due to issues like gaps, minor chips, and discoloration. This resin is applied directly to your tooth and carefully shaped into the proper form. Once it looks perfect, the resin is hardened with a UV light. Afterward, it is perfected and polished until it blends perfectly in with the rest of your smile. The entire process takes less than an hour per tooth and it is completely non-invasive, making it a great option for those who are interested in improving their smiles without oral surgery.

How Bonding Works

Understanding The Bonding Process

Dental bonding typically takes only one appointment, and it usually takes between 30-60 minutes to bond a single tooth. The process begins with a comprehensive cleaning from our team at Right Choice Dental Care.

Then, your teeth will be painted with a special solution to slightly roughen your enamel. This allows a secure hold for the dental resin. Next, one of our doctors will select a resin that matches the color of your tooth, and apply it directly to your enamel.

Using special dental tools, the resin will be sculpted into the proper size and shape to restore the appearance of your tooth. The resin will be hardened using a UV light and it will be trimmed and refined to shape it further, until the resin looks just like a natural part of your smile. Finally, the newly-bonded tooth will be buffed and polished.

Am I A Good Candidate?

Common Issues Treated By Dental Bonding

If you have multiple cosmetic issues with your smile, but your mouth is healthy and you are free of oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, or major orthodontic problems, you are likely a good candidate for dental bonding.

Dental bonding can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues including gaps, small and misshapen teeth, minor chipping, and severe stains that can’t be treated with whitening. Bonding can also be used alongside enameloplasty (shaping & contouring) to correct uneven teeth and straighten your smile. However, bonding should not be used if you have cavities or other oral health issues, or if you have major orthodontic problems like multiple crooked teeth or a malpositioned jaw.

Keep Your New Smile Bright

How To Care For Bonded Teeth

First, make sure you brush and floss regularly, and see us for regular six-month cleanings and checkups. Proper oral hygiene will keep your smile healthy and help prevent the buildup of surface stains.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily and don’t forget to floss them.
  • Avoid biting on hard food and candies.
  • Avoid biting on fingernails, pen or any such objects.
  • Avoid or cut back consumptions of food that may stain tooth like tea, coffee, wine and also tobacco.
  • Do visit us for a regular check-up.
  • Get night guard if you grind your teeth.
  • Consider getting an athletic mouth guard if you play contact sports.

Correcting Adjacent Teeth

What Is Shaping, Contouring, And Enameloplasty?

During dental bonding procedure, you may also need an enameloplasty, commonly known as “shaping” or “contouring. Dentists may remove a thin layer of enamel from teeth to change its shape and enhance its appearance. Bonding and contouring are a cost-effective way to revitalize your smile.

Enhance Your Smile

The Benefits of Bonding, Shaping, Contouring

Correct and restore teeth that are slightly damaged or flawed by large gaps and unappealing shape.

  • It is the most safe, easy, less expensive and non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure.
  • Bonding is in office single visit procedure and does not require use of laboratory.
  • Resin material used for bonding is completely biocompatible and bonds directly to tooth creating perfect seal.

I feel so nice, and Dr. Patel so professional.

Leverne Dawson
Leverne Dawson