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Dental Bonding

Chips, cracks, and other minor cosmetic imperfections can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.

Dr. Art Carpenter offers dental bonding as a simple and affordable way to conceal flaws in just one visit.

So why should you consider dental bonding?

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Dental Bonding Is an Easy Way to Address a Range of Cosmetic Concerns


Bonding is an affordable treatment option which can hide stains, minimize gaps, fill cracks, and reshape teeth. Compared to similar treatment for these issues, such as veneers, dental bonding is highly cost-effective.


With dental bonding, Dr. Carpenter only needs to gently etch the surface of your tooth to apply the composite resin material. Since there is little to no tooth alteration, bonding is reversible.
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Our team can perform the entire bonding treatment in a single visit. In many cases, patients spend less than an hour in our office and walk out with significant results.

If You Feel Self-Conscious, You Are Not Alone

More Information on Dental Bonding

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Bonding can address chips, cracks, and other minor flaws.

Dental bonding uses tooth-colored resin to cover visible flaws in your teeth. The putty-like composite resin is bonded to your tooth for a hard finish that matches the appearance of natural enamel. You can effectively hide cracks, chips, and minor tooth misalignment, as well as discoloration that is resistant to whitening techniques. Bonding can even refine the shape of teeth that appear too short, or can close a bothersome gap.

Composite resin is made of non-toxic ceramic and plastic compounds that are tinted to blend with your smile. We use a variant of this material for our popular tooth-colored dental fillings

Choosing the Right Treatment

Our dentists will first perform an initial exam to ensure your teeth are healthy and ready for a cosmetic dentistry procedure. If you are suffering from gum disease or decay, you will need to undergo periodontal care and restorative treatments prior to receiving dental bonding.

If your treatment goals are beyond the scope of bonding, we may recommend other cosmetic options, such as porcelain veneers to conceal imperfections. Dental bonding and veneers are similar, but bonding is a simpler procedure and costs less. Most patients with minor cosmetic flaws are candidates for dental bonding or veneers, and we can help you determine which is the best treatment for you. 

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Dental bonding does not require extensive tooth preparation for treatment, and can be completed in a single appointment. In the bonding procedure, the teeth are lightly etched to allow a stronger bond with the resin, and are then coated with a conditioning liquid. One of our doctors will apply the color-matched resin and sculpt it to match the shape of your tooth and your bite. We then harden and bond the material to the tooth with the help of a specialized light. We can refine any small issues with the shape, and provide a final polish to finish your treatment. The procedure usually takes a total of 30 minutes to an hour for one tooth. 

Dental bonding does not require extensive tooth preparation for treatment, and can be completed in a single appointment.

Maintaining your Smile

With proper care, your bonding results will last for years. Regular dental visits and preventative care are important, and patients should avoid potentially damaging foods such as hard candy and popcorn kernels.

For best results, there are also a few other habits that should be avoided. These include:

  • Using teeth to open bottle caps or plastic packaging
  • Chewing on pencils and pens
  • Chewing on ice
  • Biting nails

Art Carpenter, DDS, LTD

Dr. Carpenter has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years and is proud to offer various state-of-the-art services for his patients, including: 

  • Dental implants 
  • Fully guided implant surgery
  • Inman Aligner™ 

He regularly participates in continuing education programs to ensure that his patients are receiving the very best care. To schedule a consultation at our office, request an appointment online or call us at (847) 251-5004.

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"We have been coming to Dr. Carpenter for several years now after seeing dentists that lacked good patient relationships. Dr. Carpenter is patient with those who fear going to the dentist (that's me), explains what needs to be done and provides different options for treatment. Worth the trek from the city!"

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