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Teeth Bonding

One of the first things you see when you smile in the mirror is your teeth. Teeth are front and center in our day-to-day interactions. At Chicago Style Smiles, one way we can improve the appearance of a smile, while being both minimally invasive and cost effective, is by using teeth bonding.

What is Teeth Bonding?

Teeth bonding (or dental bonding, composite bonding or composite veneers) is a general term to describe a technique in which a dentist cleans your teeth, color matches the shade, and uses a bonding agent to adhere a resin to your teeth. The material sticks to your teeth using an adhesive, and is relatively durable for time to come.

What is Teeth Bonding Used For?

Teeth bonding can be used for gaps in between teeth, short clinical teeth, chipped teeth, discolored teeth, misshaped teeth and more. Give us a call for a dental bonding consult if you feel this might be a good option for you. Consults take a quick 15 minutes of your time, and are a great way to discuss your options and possible outcomes for your teeth.

A Patient Example of Teeth Bonding

The best way to show you what bonding looks like, is to show you a case Dr. Dow completed!

The following patient came to us with a beautiful smile that she was looking to improve. Her chief complaint was that she didn’t like the space between her teeth and wanted it closed.

before and after teeth bonding

Before Teeth Bonding and After Teeth Bonding

This patient already had beautiful white teeth, so bleaching was not necessary. It should be noted that whitening of teeth should always be completed before esthetic dental bonding – the bonding material will not whiten with bleaching agents, and over time will pick up stain. Click here for more information about bleaching.

before bonding

Before Teeth Bonding

teeth bonding

After Teeth Bonding

The patient shared details on how she wanted her smile to look, and then we did a “mock-up” on one tooth to verify the shade and show her an example. Once we confirmed the shade, we moved forward with finalizing the dental bonding on her front teeth. The great part of this process is that often it can be done without anesthetic and in one visit! It should be noted, this patient gave us approval to show the world her smile – thank you!

In conclusion

Dental bonding is a great option to fix chipped teeth, close spaces in your smile or make overall changes to the way your smile looks and feels. If you have any questions about dental bonding or cosmetic dentistry, give one of our dentists a call at 312-372-4845.

Keep Smiling Chicago

Kevin Dow DDS PC

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