There are many different dental procedures that can improve your smile and your oral health as well as restore normal tooth function. Two common dental procedures are bonding and extractions. Bonding can improve the appearance of imperfect teeth, while an extraction involves the removal of problem teeth. At White Eagle Family Dentistry, Dr. Joon Sun, your Naperville, IL dentist provides both of these dental services and more.
Dental bonding is a fairly simple cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or discolored. It can also be used to fill in gaps between teeth or to alter a tooth’s shape.
When bonding is performed, a resin material is applied to the surface of the tooth. As the material dries and hardens, it becomes bonded to the tooth. The procedure is less complicated and can be completed more quickly than other cosmetic procedures, such as installing veneers or crowns. Dental bonding is also quite affordable as compared to other cosmetic dental options. Your Naperville, IL dentist can help you determine if dental bonding is the right option for you.
An extraction is performed when there is a need to remove a permanent tooth. Reasons for a tooth extraction include a crowded mouth with insufficient space, tooth damage that cannot be repaired and extensive tooth decay that is beyond repair, including pulp too infected for successful root canal therapy. When an extraction is performed on teeth with extensive decay or infected pulp, pulling the problem teeth helps prevent the decay or infection from spreading to other nearby teeth. In this type of situation, extraction can help improve the patient’s oral health.
Dental bonding might be right for you if you just want to correct minor imperfections on a few teeth. An extraction might be the best option if you have more problematic teeth that cannot be repaired with other dental procedures. Dr. Sun, your Naperville, IL dentist can evaluate your teeth and advise you if bonding, extraction or another dental procedure is needed. To schedule an appointment, contact White Eagle Family Dentistry at (630) 978-9005.