Dental Bonding Specialist
Dental bonding uses advanced cosmetic dentistry technology to restore your bite to proper functionality, repair breakages, and give patients a bright and renewed smile. Dr. Christopher Pottorff is well-qualified and highly skilled in the newest dental bonding methods. Contact Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Algonquin, IL by phone or online today to schedule your appointment. We also service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
Dental Bonding Q&A
by Christopher R. Pottorff, DMD
What is dental bonding?
A fairly new procedure, dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry tool in which a durable plastic resin the same color as your tooth is applied to your existing teeth and hardened – or bonded – to the tooth using a special light.
The procedure is painless and almost never requires anesthesia or preparation. The tooth is coated with a conditioning liquid for the bonding light to stick, and a putty material is applied and molded to the tooth before hardening. The procedure is quick, typically taking 30-60 minutes per tooth.
What are the benefits and uses of dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a simple and affordable way to apply cosmetic dentistry repairs to individual teeth. The procedure usually can be completed in a single appointment, and little to no preparation is required. Some of the best uses of dental bonding include:
- Repair of decayed teeth
- Restoration of cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth to provide comfort and an easier bite
- Covering or improving heavy discoloration of the teeth
- Changing the shape of the teeth to correct bite problems
- Providing an easier and less expensive cosmetic repair than veneers, bridges, or crowns
- Protecting the exposed root of a tooth that has been opened due to receding gums
- Providing cosmetic alternatives to amalgam fillings or porcelain caps
- Providing a less expensive alternative to replacing chipped or broken teeth
Is dental bonding right for me?
There are several reasons why you might require bonding. Overall, it’s an easy and reasonably priced procedure that can provide a quick fix to a lot of cosmetic and restorative dentistry problems. It lasts for up to 10 years, and you care for your bonded teeth with regular brushing and flossing and routine follow-up visits with your dentist. Although it’s more affordable than other methods, Dr. Pottorff uses his extensive skill to provide the best results dental bonding offers as it creates the smile you deserve. Call the office today or schedule your appointment online so Dr. Pottorff can assess your oral health status and discuss the benefits of dental bonding.
We service surrounding neighborhoods such as Huntley, South Elgin, Elgin, Barrington, West Dundee, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Hampshire, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Cary.
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“We believe providing our patients with a better experience is the best way to ensure they have healthy, attractive smiles that last a lifetime. We go above and beyond to make sure our patients are comfortable, even at the most basic level. We understand going to the dentist can be an uncomfortable experience but with our office, it doesn’t have to be. So when you visit us you will see what sets our office apart from other dentists and implant specialists. From routine dental care to perfect natural looking implants and cosmetic dentistry, we promise you will be impressed. Schedule your visit today!”