Tooth Bonding

A Conservative Touchup for Your Smile

Your smile looks its best when your healthy, natural tooth structure is its healthiest. That’s why most cosmetic dental treatments are designed to preserve your teeth as much as bolster their appearance. For many cosmetic concerns, tooth bonding can provide a solution that not only addresses a wide variety of issues, but also does so without the need to alter your healthy tooth structure. The procedure involves customizing a small amount of biocompatible resin to match your tooth’s unique color and shade. Then, we’ll bond the resin to the appropriate area of your tooth, sculpt it to create the ideal size, shape, and contour, and then harden and polish the bonding to give it a durable, highly lifelike finish.

When Your Dentist Chooses to Bond a Tooth

The composite resin used to bond your tooth is beneficial for many reasons. In addition to being customizable to match your tooth’s appearance, the resin can also be bonded securely to your natural tooth structure. This means it can be applied to virtually any area of your tooth’s crown, making it a viable option for many different specific dental concerns, including:

  • Chipped tooth edges
  • Lightly cracked tooth surfaces
  • Worn down areas of a tooth
  • “Black triangles” between teeth
  • And more

Preparing your tooth to be bonded only requires a light etching of its surface to make the resin adhere more securely. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it can often serve as a more conservative option than veneers or crowns, which require more involved tooth preparation and sculpting.

Benefit from Conservative Tooth Bonding

Fixing one or several tooth blemishes can be simpler than you expected with customized cosmetic tooth bonding. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling 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.

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