How Dental Bonding Repairs Your Smile

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A chipped or cracked tooth has become compromised, and the risk of tooth decay and infection will elevate. However, we can repair these teeth, and mask esthetic issues too, with dental bonding. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how we use bonding to repair your smile in one sitting, preventing complications from arising!

When a Smile Needs Repair

If your tooth becomes chipped or worn down, then you need treatment. Injuries could expose the inner structures to harmful oral bacteria, which in turn increases the risk of tooth decay and dental infection. Treatment helps prevent these complications, so you avoid painful aches or the risk of tooth loss. When a tooth is damaged, rinse with warm water and use a cloth or bit of gauze to stem any bleeding. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, and use a cold compress or ice pack to reduce facial swelling. Give us a call, so we can schedule a time to see you quickly!

The Dental Bonding Procedure

First, we will administer a local anesthetic to ensure you feel comfortable. Next, we will clean the tooth thoroughly and gently etch the surfaces. The bonding material will then be prepared a color-matched to blend with your tooth. The composite resin is metal-free, safe for all ages, and able to offer a long-lasting and durable restoration. We use the same material in our fillings! We apply the material in several layers, and sculpt the tooth as we cure the composite resin under a light. The last step involves polishing the tooth for a more attractive appearance. All of this is possible in one visit!

Cosmetic Benefits

Along with repair for cracked or chipped teeth, we could add length to teeth worn down as a result of teeth grinding. The procedure could also correct misshapen teeth, and close embarrassing gaps and black triangle paces between the teeth. We could also mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most teeth whitening procedures. Major transformation is available in only one sitting!

Dental Contouring

We could also contour the teeth, in which we sand and buff the outer structure to correct minor esthetic issues. For example, we could address imperfections like overly large, sharp, or chipped teeth. We could smooth out the grooves, pits, or rough patches in the smile as well. If you have any questions about how we repair your smile, then contact our team today.


Dental bonding allows our team to improve the beauty of your smile in only one sitting. To find out more about how we help rebuild a smile in only one visit, then please contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.