Conservative Smile Improvement with Bonding


The spirit behind cosmetic dentistry isn’t just to make your smile look better, but also to bolster its natural health and beauty as much as possible. In most cases, that means preserving and supporting a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure. With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Burds can address a wide variety of cosmetic issues, including severely stained, chipped, oddly spaced, or lightly cracked teeth. Using tooth-colored composite resin, which is a biocompatible mixture of acrylic and quartz-like particles, Dr. Burds can change the size, shape, color, and contour of one or more teeth with minimal or no alterations to their structures.

What Does Bonding Involve?

The composite resin used for tooth bonding is a highly customizable material that we can tint to match the unique color and shade of your teeth. The resin can also be securely bonded to your tooth’s structure, creating a durable restoration that blends in effortlessly with your teeth. To perform bonding, Dr. Burds will first carefully examine and measure your teeth, as well as determine the exact shade of the resin. Then, he will apply the resin to the appropriate area of your tooth and sculpt it to match the tooth’s ideal shape and contour. Finally, Dr. Burds will harden and polish the resin, giving a natural and lifelike finish.

Find Out if You Can Benefit from Tooth Bonding

If you have one or more teeth with minor cosmetic blemishes, then cosmetic tooth bonding may be the best and most conservative option for improving them. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Burds and Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.