By Mazhar M. Butt, D.M.D.
February 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental BondingLittle things mean a lot, including how smiles function and look. If you dislike the appearance of your teeth because of flaws like chips, cracks, gaps, and ragged length, you should take the time to explore an effective cosmetic treatment. Called composite resin bonding, or dental bonding, this one-visit process can transform your teeth into spectacular form! Performed by your dentist in Carbondale, IL, Dr. Mazhar Butt, bonding could be your gateway to a rejuvenated smile.


The background on dental bonding

Dental bonding is a one-visit cosmetic service which uses a unique polymer to resurface and repair teeth marred by unsightly cosmetic defects. Say, for instance, you have a chip on your front tooth. The tooth is healthy, but you feel embarrassed by that chip when you smile.

Here's how bonding can help. Composite resin is a polymer composed of natural-looking glass particles and durable and flexible acrylic. Your Carbondale, IL, dentist applies it in layers, shapes it for a realistic cosmetic result. and hardens the material with a UV light. This resin is also used to repair cavities because the material bonds directly to the tooth, requires less enamel reduction than amalgam fillings, and seamlessly matches natural tooth structure.

You can have that bothersome chip repaired in just one short appointment. Dr. Butt surface-prepares the tooth with sandpaper and a mild etching chemical to ensure a solid bond. Then, he adds and shapes the resin, hardening each layer. A final buffing completes the repair, and you're ready to go with no discomfort and no downtime whatsoever.


The advantages of bonding

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry praises composite resin bonding for its many patient benefits, including:

  • Budget-friendly cost
  • Versatility, for it remakes a variety of flaws and restores decay
  • Durability and flexibility, as it withstands normal oral functions
  • Transitional properties, meaning resin can be used to remake a tooth while a patient waits for a crown or veneer
  • Complementing or completing more extensive cosmetic and restorative treatments as part of a total smile makeover
  • Realistic color and texture


Just like it never happened
You can say goodbye to your minor smile imperfections by contacting the friendly team at Dr. Mazhar Butt's office. Call (618) 457-2123 today to arrange your cosmetic dentistry consultation—we know you'll be pleased with his expert and kindly care and the results composite resin bonding produces!