Dental Bonding

Chipped Teeth? Barrington Dentist Can Help

April 11, 2013

Kid PunchingWhat do you do when you chip a tooth? It’s usually not an emergency situation, but the way it changes the look of your smile might feel rather dire. However, if dental insurance doesn’t cover such things, and money is tight, you might find yourself living with a chipped tooth longer than you would’ve ordinarily planned. Unfortunately, chipped teeth that go beyond the protective enamel of your teeth require fast attention to avoid deep decay and potential root canal treatment or tooth loss. Your Barrington dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, will offer an overview on how to deal with unpleasant tooth chips. Read more »

An Actual Case by Dr. Engelberg: Restoring Dental Bonding

August 14, 2012

The modern dental patient is discerning, informed, and careful about his or her smile.  At Arlington Heights Smiles, we recognize this, and we understand that many of our patients have been to other dentists for consultations. Cosmetic dentistry can have a significant impact on your image, so choosing the right cosmetic dentist is vital to a successful treatment outcome. Many of our patients, like Katelyn, (pictured right) chose our Arlington Heights cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brent Engelberg, after consulting several other dentists. Watch her testimonial video below to find out why.


Exceptional Patient Comfort and High Quality Dentistry

At Arlington Heights Smiles, our cosmetic dental services are a step above the rest not only because of our focus on patient comfort, but also because of our commitment to high quality dental work. We want our patients to feel completely informed and knowledgeable about their treatment before we even begin the procedure. For Katelyn, this meant a discussion about color matching.

Dental Bonding and Teeth Whitening

Dr. Engelberg restored the dental bonding on one of Katelyn’s front teeth using specific color matching methods. He explained to Katelyn that after the dental bonding was placed, the dental restoration cannot be whitened. Katelyn choose to undergo teeth whitening before her dental bonding so that her new smile could look even whiter than before.

Natural-Looking Smile Makeovers

Matching two front teeth is imperative to the natural appearance of a patient’s smile. That’s why Dr. Engelberg used several different types of dental bonding, and color matching strategies to match every detail of Katelyn’s natural tooth. This is an example of the meticulous work involved in high-end cosmetic dentistry that makes all the difference for your smile makeover. Read more »

How Much Do You Know About Dental Bonding?

July 3, 2012

Our Chicago cosmetic dentist uses dental bonding for a variety of cosmetic fixes. Find out how much you know about this cosmetic dentistry service by taking this quiz from Dr. Brent Engelberg. You can check your answers by clicking “Read more.”

Dental Bonding Quiz

Q1. What makes up cosmetic bonding?

A. Composite resin

B. Porcelain

C. Ceramics

D. Zironia


Q2. True or False: The material used for dental bonding is the same as the substance used for fillings.


Q3. True or False: Cosmetic dental bonding is a less expensive alternative to porcelain veneers.


Q4. How long does dental bonding last?

A. One year or less

B. A lifetime

C. About 5 years

D. Over 10 years


Q5. What are some uses for dental bonding?

A. Attaching porcelain veneers

B. Repairing chipped teeth

C. Closing smile gaps

D. All of the above Read more »