Welcome to Horton & Vranas D.D.S. in St. Charles, IL
We believe the very best dental care begins with caring about people, and that is why for over 30 years, Dr. Michele Shely Horton and Dr. Ellena Kontos Vranas have been providing families of St. Charles, Campton Hills, Geneva, South Elgin, Batavia, and the entire Fox Valley area with the best that dentistry has to offer.
As St. Charles’ premier family dental practice we combine the latest technologies and techniques in order to provide comprehensive care in a modern, state-of-the-art, comfortable environment with a passion for taking care of you, not just your teeth.
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Bonding Can Restore A Beautiful Smile
If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your teeth, bonding may be the answer to the smile you miss or have always wanted.
One of the most common and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures, bonding is an alternative to veneers and can be used as a restorative procedure.
Bonding is an ideal solution to a number of dental issues, including repairing decayed teeth using composite resins to fill cavities. Bonding can repair chipped or cracked teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, close spaces between teeth, making teeth appear longer, changing their shape, and as a more attractive replacement to amalgam fillings.
The bonding process involves lightly etching the tooth surface for better adhesion and applying a bonding agent. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. Once the liquid sets, your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth. The resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. A high intensity curing light is applied, and when the resin is set, it is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.
The bonding procedure takes only about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, and can often be completed in a single office visit. Bonding does not require any special care. You can brush and floss your teeth as usual.
Bonding typically lasts three to five years before needing repair.
We can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Your Smile Will Thank You. We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment. St. Charles Office Phone Number 630-377-1010