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Posts for: August, 2019
Bonding from your dentist in Decatur, IL, can enhance your smile
Did you know there is an easy way to enhance your smile? It’s called dental bonding, and it’s a very popular dental treatment to give you the smile you deserve. Dr. Carol A. Cunningham at Gentle Art of Dentistry in Decatur, IL, offers a wide variety of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dental services, including dental bonding to help your smile.
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available. In fact, dental bonding can help restore and repair teeth that are:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken
- Eroded, abraded, or worn down
- Discolored, stained, or blotchy
Dental bonding can also help hide other issues including gaps between your teeth, and tooth overlap. The treatment uses composite, a unique liquid resin material that can be matched to the color of your teeth, so the bonding treatment looks natural. Composite can also be sculpted to match the natural contours of your teeth, so your smile looks uniform and harmonious.
There are many reasons why dental bonding has become popular. When you choose dental bonding, you will enjoy:
- Fast results, because most bonding services can be completed in one appointment
- Budget-friendly services, because dental bonding is much less expensive than other cosmetic treatments.
Your tooth is prepared for dental bonding by the application of an etching agent, which creates small pore-like openings in the tooth surface, to help retain the composite. Then a strong cement is applied, followed by the composite. The composite is hardened using a blue light. As a final step, the bonding is polished to perfection.
Dental bonding can help your smile more easily and quickly than you’ve ever thought possible. You and your smile deserve the magic of dental bonding. To find out more about dental bonding and other dental services, call Dr. Carol A. Cunningham at Gentle Art of Dentistry in Decatur, IL, today!