Do you have a slightly broken, stained, or chipped tooth? Then tooth bonding is the best way to repair your smile and protect it from any further damage. For bonding and other cosmetic dentistry services in Joliet, IL, contact your dentists Dr. Lanette Disera and Dr. Christine Dunham.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry service offered in our Joliet, IL, office. Using the composite resin bond, you can repair your chipped, cracked, or stained teeth. You can also elongate a tooth that is shorter than the rest.
How is the dental bonding performed?
Our dentists will begin by evaluating your smile to determine your specific needs. Your dentist will choose the composite resin that best suits your tooth color. Then, the dentist will roughen your teeth to improve the sticking of the bond, and the bonding agent will be applied to your teeth. After that, your dentist will mold the composite resin in the desired shape to repair the damage. Finally, the bond will be dried using UV light.
Caring for your bonding
Although the composite resin is a robust material, it is not stronger than your natural teeth. So, you must pay close attention to what you chew or eat. Try to avoid chewing ice cubes or any hard foods or biting on hard objects. As the composite resin doesn’t resist the stains as your natural enamel do, the following points are necessary to keep your bond white:
- Avoid drinking tea, coffee, or red wine for at least 48 hours after the procedure
- Maintain a daily brushing routine
- Maintain regular dental visits to clean your composite bond professionally
Don’t hesitate to repair your teeth and get your desired smile in just one appointment. Contact your dentists, Dr. Disera and Dr. Dunham to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services in Joliet, IL. Call us at (815) 744-4333 to schedule your appointment today!