Correct Small Imperfections

Dental bonding is a quick and painless procedure that can help correct small imperfections in your smile as well as repair decaying teeth. At the East Peoria Dental Group, our Peoria dentists use dental bonding to repair chipped, cracked, discolored or otherwise unsightly teeth for our Peoria, East Peoria, Washington, Metamora, Morton, and Pekin patients.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure in which our dentists bond a tooth-colored resin material to the flawed tooth in order to cosmetically repair it. After it is applied, shaped and smoothed to repair the imperfection, it then is hardened with a special light that activates the resin so it bonds with the tooth. The result is a repaired tooth that looks beautiful and performs like the real thing.

Common Reasons for Dental Bonding

  • Repair broken, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Make discolored teeth whiter
  • Change the length of a tooth
  • Change the look of misshapen teeth
  • Provide protection for exposed tooth roots
  • Fill a cavity with a tooth-colored material instead of amalgam
  • Close a gap between teeth

More About Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be a more affordable solution than veneers, though porcelain veneers can provide longer lasting results. The advantages of dental bonding are simply that it’s inexpensive, removes the least amount of tooth enamel and doesn’t require the assistance of anesthesia, unless being used to fill cavities.

Though dental bonding has a shorter lifespan and can stain more easily than veneers, it is still a great solution when used on smaller cosmetic imperfections in your smile. It is also best for areas of teeth of low bite pressure, like the front teeth. When trying to figure out which procedure works best for you, whether it will be dental bonding, porcelain veneers or other, your best bet is seek the expertise of our dentists, and see why they are regarded as some of the top dentists in the Peoria area.

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