Tooth bonding is both a cosmetic and restorative dental treatment that can improve the health and beauty of your smile. Chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and worn teeth can often be easily and quickly repaired with tooth bonding in our Greeley dental office.
Dr. Thompson is an experienced and skilled cosmetic dentist who offers a personalized approach to your cosmetic and restorative dental health needs. Tooth bonding can provide a quick, painless, and economical solution for a range of cosmetic and dental health concerns.
Tooth Bonding in Greeley, CO
The tooth bonding process is relatively simple and similar in many ways to getting a white dental filling. Our dentist in Greeley, CO uses a composite resin material that is color-matched to your natural smile.
- Step 1: The dentist cleans your tooth and prepares it for the bonding material. He removes minimal tooth structure. This process is painless and usually does not require local anesthesia, or numbing.
- Step 2: Dr. Thompson gently sculps the bonding material into place. Dr. Thompson uses a steady hand and digital technology to seamlessly match the bonding material to your smile.
- Step 3: UV light cures the material. This makes sure that the material hardens and adheres to your tooth. After it is cured, you are able to use your bonded tooth normally, and almost immediately.
- Step 4: The dentist seals and polishes the composite material. It will support the beauty and structure of your smile for up to 10 years with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. We will monitor for signs of damage.
This entire process can be completed in a single dental visit!
What are the uses for tooth bonding? Tooth bonding can be the perfect solution for a range of (usually cosmetic) common dental concerns.
- Chipped teeth: Tooth bonding repairs chips and minor tooth damage, restoring the structural integrity of your tooth and preventing further damage or decay.
- Gaps between teeth: Tooth bonding closes small gaps, often called diastemas, in most cases.
- Worn teeth: Bonding restores worn teeth from teeth grinding or other dental problems.
- Discolored teeth: if you have one or more teeth that are discolored and considered resistant to teeth whitening products, tooth bonding can be used to create a whiter and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Is tooth bonding appropriate for children?
Yes. Tooth bonding is often the perfect solution for younger patients who have damaged teeth or cosmetic concerns. Bonding isn’t permanent and it’s ideal to use for your child’s changing smile. It is economical and completed quickly and easily when compared to other alternatives. Dr. Thompson will recommend tooth bonding when necessary for maintaining the health and structure of your child’s smile.
What is a more permanent solution to tooth bonding?
Consider porcelain veneers for a more permanent, durable, and long-lasting solution. Porcelain veneers can provide the same solutions that tooth bonding offers but is a more permanent fix. We recommend dental veneers for adults with cosmetic concerns such as a single crooked tooth, gaps between teeth, and elongating the appearance of short teeth.
Does the tooth bonding process hurt?
No. The process of placing bonding material on your tooth does not hurt. We do not need to touch your sensitive gum tissue or go into your tooth to complete tooth bonding. Patients do not need to have their mouths numbed for this procedure, but it is an option.
Visit our Dentist in Greeley, CO
Do you have tooth damage or minor cosmetic concerns about the appearance of your smile? We welcome new patients to our Greeley dental office. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Thompson to discuss your needs and discover if tooth bonding can improve your smile confidence.