About Dental Bonds and Contour
For certain cosmetic irregularities, like cracks, stains, and chips, dental bonding and contouring at DentalWorks - Forest Park in Forest Park, IL can provide a more beautiful and healthy smile. Dental bonding is one of the more popular cosmetic dental treatments at DentalWorks - Forest Park by our dentists that uses a liquid resin to disguise decay and imperfections. The bonding material is colored to match the real teeth so it appears invisible. Aesthetic dental bonding can also be used to make the teeth look longer. This cosmetic enhancement fills in small spaces between the teeth, and shapes and smoothes the edges for an even, natural appearance resulting in high-quality smile.
What to Expect
Dental bonding is performed in DentalWorks - Forest Park's dental office and is generally pain-free so it does not require sedation. To prep the tooth and get it ready for effective bonding, our dentists will score the top surface of the tooth and apply a conditioning gel. Before it is applied, the resin is created to match the patient's natural tooth shade and then precisely painted onto the enamel. A special light is applied to harden and set the resin until it completely covers the treated area. After this process, our dentists will polish and buff the surface of the tooth to guarantee the bonded teeth are even. The natural teeth can also be contoured and polished with smoothing instruments to take away sharp edges.
Individuals at DentalWorks - Forest Park may find that their newly bonded and contoured teeth feel abnormal at first, but patients gradually get used to the new addition to their smile. To prolong the lift of dental bonding, our patients should attend routine dental check-ups with our dentists. After your bonding treatment, patients should try hard to avoid staining foods and drinks, as well as tobacco products and teeth grinding. With a proactive dental care approach, this cosmetic treatment can last a long while before an additional treatment is needed.
Dental bonding may be needed to fix a chipped or discolored tooth. But because this is a cosmetic treatment, dental insurance may or may not cover the expense. If this treatment is suggested to fix the teeth, insurance may apply. Our staff at DentalWorks - Forest Park will call each patient's insurance company to confirm the coverage and overall fees. If insurance does not apply, our dentists at DentalWorks - Forest Park are proud to offer affordable payment options.
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Quick, Easy Fixes
For beautiful improvement, dental bonding at DentalWorks - Forest Park in Forest Park, IL can create wonderful results in just one office visit. This treatment corrects broken and discolored teeth for lasting results. As one of our most popular treatments, dental bonding and contouring by our dentists can give you the beautiful smile you have dreamed of. Discuss your options with DentalWorks - Forest Park today and discover what dental bonding can do for you.