Posts for tag: dental bonding

By River Forest Dental Studio
July 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dealing with only minor defects in your smile? Dental bonding could help!dental bonding

While it’s certainly most important to have a healthy smile, our River Forest, IL, dentists, Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann, understand how frustrating it can feel if you have a healthy smile that just doesn’t look like it is. If you are dealing with discolorations, small gaps between teeth, minor chips, or worn and uneven teeth one simple procedure may be all you need to you the beautiful smile you crave.

What is dental bonding?

Never heard of dental bonding before? Don’t worry; a lot of people haven’t. During this simple procedure the same tooth-colored material used to fill a tooth after a cavity is the same resin used. This cosmetic treatment is 100 percent non-invasive, which can be a relief for those who want to improve their smiles but are apprehensive about getting dental procedures.

Instead, the bonding resin is applied and shaped over discolorations, chips and other minimal problem areas to improve the color and shape of one or more teeth. Once the bonding is properly shaped a dental laser will be directed over the tooth to harden the resin into place.

How long does dental bonding last?

Most dental restorations aren’t designed to last the rest of your life, unfortunately. Of course, if you continue to maintain good oral hygiene then this composite resin could last up to eight years or more before needing to be replaced. The longevity of your bonded tooth will really depend on the extent of the cosmetic issues we are treating and which tooth is getting treated.

Fortunately, touch-ups are easy and painless and can be performed during your next routine visit. By coming in every six months our River Forest general dentists can check to make sure the restoration is still strong and durable or if it needs to be replaced.

Are you interested in finding out if dental bonding is the right option for you in River Forest, IL? If so, River Forest Dental Studio is ready to help determine the best cosmetic treatment for giving you your ideal smile. Call us today!

By River Forest Dental Studio
November 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how cosmetic dentistry can get you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

If we were to ask people if they are happy with their smiles as they are right now, a lot of people would say “no.” If you feel like you aren’t cosmetic dentistrysatisfied with the way your smile looks and wish there was something you could do about it, it’s time you turned to our River Forest, IL dentists Dr. Gina Piccioni and Dr. John Hartmann for cosmetic dentistry.

From more subtle changes to larger improvements, cosmetic dentistry is able to do it all to help you get the smile you’ve always imagined having. There are many cosmetic dentistry options here in River Forest and it’s important that you truly understand all your options before you decide on the right treatment for you. Here are some of the most popular ways to improve your smile:

Teeth Whitening

If you want to remove surface stains and get your smile several shades whiter then it’s time to find out if you are a good candidate for our amazing in-office whitening system. Are you not so keen on sitting in our chair to get a whiter smile? Then you can also talk to us about our at-home professional whitening system. It won’t be quite as fast but you will still achieve brilliant results in a couple of weeks.

Dental Bonding

Bonding is a pretty amazing option because it is able to fix small flaws. During bonding, we will apply a tooth-colored resin over the problem areas of your tooth or teeth, shape the resin to get the desired look and then harden it with a dental laser. Bonding can help cover small stains, chips or even gaps between teeth without ever needing anesthesia.

Reshaping and Contouring

This could be a great option for you if you want to change the length or shape of your teeth. Sometimes this treatment goes hand-in-hand with dental bonding. During this procedure, we buff out chips, improve the shape of teeth and even fix minor overlapping. This is a great option for someone with a healthy smile that only wants to make minor cosmetic alterations.

Dental Veneers

These thin layers of porcelain are specially created and crafted for each individual to cover the front of their teeth to hide discolorations, cracks and chips, poor spacing between teeth, crookedness and malformed teeth. What bonding and reshaping can’t handle, veneers can address.

Do you want to get cosmetic dentistry in River Forest, IL? Want to discuss your options with us? Then call River Forest Dental Studio today to schedule an appointment.



Gina Piccioni, D.M.D. and John G. Hartmann, D.D.S.

River Forest, IL Dentist

River Forest Dental Studio

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