Professional teeth whitening is a common cosmetic procedure requested by patients at Pleasant Dental in Dolton, IL. This procedure is extremely popular for patients who have imperfections within the smile such as permanently stained teeth. The first step in addressing this issue is often a professional bleaching treatment. However, patients who have dental bonding, may be curious to find out if they are still appropriate candidates for this procedure.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a composite resin material that is applied to the teeth, shaped in place, hardened with a specialized light, and polished to repair imperfections of the smile​​. This material is best used to address gaps between teeth or reshape a tooth that is chipped or broken. However, it is also a treatment that can keep patients from being deemed a good candidate for professional whitening.

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How does dental bonding effect whitening treatment?

When patients have whitening, services performed at Pleasant Dental, their smile needs to be free from restorations such as:

  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Bridges

The primary reason for having no restorations is because the above-mentioned repairs are unable to change color. ​​Whitening gels do not affect porcelain or composite resin bonding​. ​This means that they will stand out once whitening is performed. However, Dr. Dean Dietrich may suggest the replacement of these restorations following professional-grade teeth whitening treatments.

An appointment is a phone call away

If you have considered professional teeth whitening and want to learn more about whether it is right for you, contact the team of Pleasant Dental today by calling (708) 576-1900. Our practice, conveniently located at 609 E. Sibley Boulevard (147th) in Dolton, IL, readily accepts new patients, and encourages individuals to discuss cosmetic dentistry solutions that can improve the aesthetics of the smile while ensuring a natural look!

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