Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic Bonding can repair chips, blemishes, tooth alignment, and decay

Cosmetic bonding refers to restorations or fillings made from tooth colored composite plastic material.  Bonded fillings have mostly replaced silver fillings as the standard “best choice” restoration for repairing a cavity. The cosmetic bonding requires no outside lab procedure, and is built directly onto the tooth surface by the dentist. Durable, tissue compatible, and kind to the opposing teeth, Dr. Fondriest is able to make absolutely the thinnest restorations using this material, which preserves the greatest amount of natural tooth structure.  Bonded direct composite filling material can be used similarly to the porcelain veneer to cover front teeth. Exquisite natural esthetics can be achieved, as all of the light transmitting qualities and shades of natural teeth are available. It is most often used to close spaces, replace worn enamel, repair broken or chipped teeth, re-shape crooked or misaligned teeth, and to cover permanently stained or discolored teeth.  Bonded restorations require proper isolation when done. When isolation is not possible, bonding is not a good choice.

Patient with a long lasting directly bonded composite veneer on her left front tooth.  She had a bonded filling before that kept chipping and did not look good.  Many times bonding will chip because the bite was not perfected.

Patient with a long lasting directly bonded composite veneer on her left front tooth. She had a bonded filling before that kept chipping and did not look good. Many times bonding will chip because the bite was not perfected.

Our practice serves the Chicago, Illinois area, including the North Shore suburbs of Winnetka, Highland Park, Northbrook, Northfield, Glenview, Lincolnshire, Deerfield, Lake Bluff, Libertyville, Vernon Hills,  Gurnee, Grayslake, and Barrington.