About Dental Bonds and Contour
For certain cosmetic issues, like cracks, stains, and chips, dental bonding and contouring at DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL can provide a more beautiful and healthy smile. Dental bonding is one of the fastest cosmetic dental treatments at DentalWorks - Harlem & North by our dentists that uses a liquid resin to seal decay and imperfections. The bonding material is colored to match the real teeth so it appears invisible. This cosmetic procedure can also be used to make the teeth look longer. This cosmetic enhancement fills in small spaces between the teeth, and recontours the edges for an even, natural appearance resulting in high-quality smile.
What to Expect
Dental bonding is performed in DentalWorks - Harlem & North'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 roughen 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 delicately 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 make sure the bonded teeth are even. The natural teeth can also be contoured and polished with dental instruments to take away sharp edges.
Individuals at DentalWorks - Harlem & North may find that their newly bonded and contoured teeth feel weird 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 consistent dental check-ups with our dentists. After your bonding treatment, patients need 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 between 3 - 10 years 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 - Harlem & North will call each patient's insurance company to confirm the coverage and overall fees. If insurance does not apply, our dentists at DentalWorks - Harlem & North are proud to offer affordable payment options.
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Quick, Easy Fixes
For beautiful improvement, dental bonding at DentalWorks - Harlem & North in Chicago, IL can create wonderful results in just one office visit. This treatment corrects frayed and fragmented 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. Call DentalWorks - Harlem & North today and discover what dental bonding can do for you.