Dental bonding (sometimes referred to as teeth bonding) is one of the simplest and most affordable restorative procedures. Sometimes, a little cosmetic touch up is needed to maintain an attractive, healthy appearance. At Renken Dentistry in Springfield, IL we use a malleable composite resin that is easily molded, shaped and polished to blend in with your surrounding teeth. Most often, composite bonding is used to improve the appearance of cracked, chipped or discolored teeth. We also use dental bonding to address spacing issues, to add length, or to change the color or shape of teeth.

Composite Bonding Uses

Dental bonding is also used as a cosmetic alternative to a filling, to repair severely decayed teeth or to shield an exposed root due to gum recession. We can use dental bonding to fix your teeth if you are bothered by any of these issues:

  • Deep cavities or severe tooth decay
  • Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Teeth appear too short
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Tooth-colored alternative to traditional metal fillings
  • Exposed tooth root

Dental Bonding Procedure

Our dental bonding procedure requires next to no prior preparation. Anesthesia is typically not necessary unless we will be filling a cavity. Our Springfield dentist will select a resin that best matches the color of your natural teeth.

Benefits of Composite Bonding

Dental bonding is a very routine procedure, and one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry options. We can usually have you in and out in one brief visit unless you are having multiple teeth treated. An additional advantage: teeth bonding requires very little tooth removal, if any, unlike crowns or veneers. Dental bonding probably won’t last as long as veneers, but you should expect to wear them for at least a decade. Want to improve your smile? Book an appointment with our Springfield office for a dental bonding treatment today!