Whether you’re looking to restore a tooth or improve your smile, dental bonding is a great choice. But when you want to improve something as important as your teeth, you want to make sure you’re receiving the best service in Logan, Utah, and that’s exactly what we offer at Dr. Douglas F. Smith, DDS.
Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is the process of applying a tooth-colored resin, or plastic material, to your tooth using a bonding method. Tooth bonding can be used for a wide variety of different reasons, including:
Repairing decayed teeth
Improving tooth discoloration
Making teeth appear longer than they are
Protecting exposed roots
Repairing chipped teeth
Repairing cracked teeth
Closing gaps between teeth
Most of the time, anesthesia isn’t required for dental bonding because it is a painless procedure. However, if you’re receiving dental bonding for filling a decayed tooth or your tooth needs to be drilled, we will use anesthesia.
During dental bonding, a liquid conditioner is applied to the tooth, which helps the bonding material stay. Once the resin is applied and in the correct shape, we use a bright light or laser to harden the material, bonding it to your tooth. We can further shape and trim it to match your tooth once it has hardened.
Dental bonding is generally a painless process. Unless you are using it to fill a cavity or reshape a tooth, drilling isn’t necessary. If drilling is necessary, we will use anesthesia.
Bonded teeth don’t require special care. Treat them as you would your other teeth, which includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. Bonded teeth can chip, so chewing or biting hard objects should be avoided, such as biting nails and chewing on pens.
Bonded teeth can last anywhere from three to 10 years before needing touch-ups or replacements, depending on how well you take care of them.
Depending on the size of the tooth, the dental bonding procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes up to an hour per tooth.
Schedule a Dental Bonding
Whether you have a decayed tooth or want dental bonding simply for cosmetic purposes, there is no better dental office in Logan to treat you than Douglas F. Smith, DDS. We offer the best care and dental services in the area. We even offer Saturday hours for those who work Monday through Friday, and we accept numerous payment options, including credit card, CareCredit, cash, and checks. When you’re ready to discuss dental bonding or want to schedule an appointment, contact us today!