Bismarck, Garrison – North Dakota
What is Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding, is an excellent option for repairing most minor flaws in your teeth, such as chips or gaps. When your tooth is damaged, it is important to repair it immediately. At Deeter Dental, our Bismarck cosmetic dentists can apply tooth bonding to your teeth in a natural-looking way that matches the color of your tooth, creating a seamless correction that protects your tooth from additional breaking or chipping.
Tooth Bonding Process
Repairing your tooth or building up tooth material with tooth bonding is particularly ideal because, unlike porcelain dental inlays and onlays, it does not require our dentists to remove any healthy tooth material before it can be applied. Dr. Matt, Dr. Terry, or Dr. Lucas will simply select the appropriate color of dental composite and apply it in layers to the damaged area of your tooth.
Each layer is shaped and then hardened with a special light before the next layer is applied, creating a surface similar in hardness to your tooth enamel. The final layer of tooth bonding acts as a sealant and is polished to become virtually indistinguishable from your tooth enamel.
Tooth Bonding for Gaps between Teeth
If you have noticeable gaps between your teeth, tooth bonding can close those gaps by building up the tooth mass between the adjacent teeth and making the gap smaller. This is a common solution for individuals who have gaps between their two front teeth.
Tooth bonding can also be used as an alternative to more costly porcelain veneers if you have gaps between your teeth or if your teeth are too small for your mouth. In younger patients with too-small teeth, dental bonding is an excellent option to build up the size and even out the shape of teeth.
Caring for Tooth Bonding
Because dental composite is not as hard as dental porcelain, you may need to be more diligent in your care of your tooth bonding. If you notice damage to the bonding on your teeth, simply return to our office to let our cosmetic dentists repair the damage. In most cases, dental bonding will last for many years without ever needing to be repaired.
Schedule a Consultation
Please contact our Bismarck cosmetic dentists today to schedule your appointment. Our team also welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Bismarck, including the surrounding areas of North Dakota. Call our Bismarck office at 701.222.1800 or our Garrison office at 701.463.2884.