Smile Repair With Cosmetic Dental Bonding

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We don’t just offer teeth whitening to treat your smile’s esthetic imperfections. We can also mask common blemishes with cosmetic dental bonding and contouring. Even better, your Des Moines, IA, dentist can offer these improvements in only one visit! We can even combine them with whitening and veneers for a smile makeover.

The Dental Bonding Process

The process only takes a single visit to complete, saving time and money. We begin by numbing the tooth receiving treatment. We then remove any decay and then thoroughly clean the tooth. We may also etch this surface. The composite resin material is then applied to the tooth and the material is molded as it cures under a light. The composite resin we use is metal-free and can be color-matched to lend with your smile. The last step is to polish the tooth for a brighter appearance and a smoother finish.

Repairing Teeth

We could use this to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to most whitening procedures. We can also fill exposed gaps between teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and repair minor chips and cracks. Repairing even minor damage is crucial for avoiding issues like tooth decay and infection! We could whiten your teeth beforehand so the repairs match your brightest smile. We could use porcelain veneers for the front teeth, and bonding to address esthetic concerns in the side and rear teeth. Combining this with other cosmetic treatments allows our team to offer a full smile makeover.

Contouring and More

We also have another single visit treatment, one that can be done in the same visit as boding or in a separate one. Contouring also addresses esthetic issues in a single sitting. But instead of adding material to the tooth, we can sand and buff the outer structure to correct esthetic issues. For example, we can correct minor chips, reshape overly large or misshapen teeth, smooth out pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces of the tooth, and also dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions.

If you want to find out if these are right for your smile, then schedule a cosmetic consultation. We will examine your smile to see which ones are best for your esthetic concerns, and create a personalized treatment plan. We would love to help you enjoy a shining and esthetically-friendly smile in 2022, and it all starts with an initial visit!


Our team wants to help you enjoy a stunning and bright new smile in only one visit. If you would like to find out more about treating the imperfections in your smile, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.