Dental Bonding Specialist

Glen Dental Center

Dentists located in Glenview, IL

Imperfect teeth are more noticeable to yourself than to others, but chips, cracks, and awkwardly tiny teeth can have a major impact on your self-confidence. At Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois, attentive and meticulous dental experts Jeffrey Gilmor, DDS, and Verena Phillips, DDS, provide dental bonding to reshape or restore your teeth and make them look untarnished. Reserve your consultation for dental bonding at Glen Dental Center by phone today.

Dental Bonding Q & A

How does dental bonding work?

Dental bonding is an affordable and effortless fix for numerous kinds of tooth damage. You rarely even need dental anesthetic during the procedure. 

The Glen Dental Center team begins the process by viewing the shade of your natural teeth to select a matching color of composite resin to use.

Your dentist then lightly roughens your tooth’s surface to help the bonding material stick. 

The composite resin bonding material comes in the form of a sculptable material that your dentist sculpts into shape on your tooth. Once they’re satisfied with the shape and size, they harden the material using an ultraviolet light.

As a final touch, your dentist polishes the finished tooth to make sure it matches the luster of your surrounding natural teeth. A successful bonding procedure results in a shining tooth that is nearly indistinguishable from your originals.

What does dental bonding fix?

The Glen Dental Center team can recommend dental bonding as an easy solution for numerous smile imperfections that shouldn’t require extensive dental work to fix. 

If your cosmetic complaint about your smile doesn’t affect the way it functions, dental bonding might be one of your options. You can repair or revise:

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Short teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Stains and discoloration

Today’s bonding materials perfectly imitate the texture and color of your natural teeth so you might forget that you ever had dental bonding. From the outside, you’ll see a set of teeth that look perfectly uniform and intact.

How should I care for my teeth after dental bonding?

Bonded teeth look nearly identical to your natural teeth, but don’t be fooled: Composite resin isn’t quite as strong as your originals. 

In order to maximize your bonded tooth’s life and avoid repeated bonding procedures, the Glen Dental Center team suggests that you:

  • Brush your teeth twice every day
  • Floss at least once every day
  • Avoid biting on hard objects
  • Attend your professional cleanings and exams

You should also avoid staining substances like coffee and tobacco for several days after the bonding procedure.

If the bonding material chips or breaks off of your tooth completely, promptly call Glen Dental Center for another appointment.

If you’d like a simple fix for your imperfect smile, call Glen Dental Center to book a consultation for dental bonding today.