Dental bonding a simple, quick cosmetic dental service for cracks, chips, and stains. Dr. S. Jeremy Tu offers economical dental bonding in our North Liberty, IA dentist office. With his artistic eye and skill for natural-looking aesthetics, Dr. Tu can use dental bonding to enhance a damaged smile.
Bonding is a conservative and additive dental treatment that is commonly used to enhance the appearance of chipped, cracked, fractured, and stained teeth. During the procedure, Dr. Tu uses composite resin to achieve the desired shape and color for your bonded tooth. In the end, patients can achieve a long lasting, natural looking solution to their dental concerns.
Our team at Design Dental offers exceptional care to patients of all ages. We make every effort to ensure you are informed, comfortable, and satisfied throughout all phases of your care.
Candidacy for Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can address a full range of cosmetic dental concerns, including:
- Misshapen teeth
- Stains or discolorations
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps between the teeth
- Minor misalignment
Bonding serves many cosmetic and restorative purposes. A bonded tooth can restore strength, beauty, and function to a damaged tooth using composite resin. Unlike porcelain veneers, the bonding procedure adds structure to the teeth and does not require any removal of the tooth enamel.
Patients of all ages are ideal candidates for dental bonding. For patients who are not ideal candidates for porcelain veneers or are impervious to teeth whitening, consider bonding for your cosmetic needs.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is considered a quick, conservative solution to enhance the appearance of the smile. The procedures can be completed in one office visit and typically requires no discomfort or anesthesia.
As mentioned, bonding is an additive procedure, which means that tooth structure is added and not removed. This allows patients to receive other cosmetic treatment in the future or reverse their dental bonding if needed. In some cases, patients choose bonding because it is a cost-effective, natural-looking solution for their needs.
Lastly, bonding can provide beautiful results for those who want to improve the appearance of their smile. A bonded tooth gives the illusion of a healthier looking, brighter smile. With proper care and maintenance, a bonded smile can last many years. With an expertly bonded smile by Design Dental, our patients are able to smile confidently again.
Dental Bonding in North Liberty, IA
As with most cosmetic treatments, dental bonding begins with a one on one consultation with Dr. Tu. During the consultation, Dr. Tu will discuss your cosmetic goals, assess the condition of your smile, and build a treatment plan that is right for you.
Next, you and Dr. Tu will choose the correct shade for your composite resin to ensure that it blends seamlessly with your existing teeth. Once the composite resin is color matched, Dr. Tu will gently etch the surface of the teeth to ensure an adequate bonding surface for the composite resin. The surface of the tooth is etched using a mild liquid solution that is conservatively applied to the front of the affected tooth.
Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Tu will carefully apply the composite resin onto the tooth. As the composite resin is applied, Dr. Tu gently molds and sculpts the material until the desired shape is reached. After the desired aesthetic is reached, the composite is cured into place using a specialized light. Once complete, Dr. Tu will polish your bonded tooth to reveal a natural shine.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Does tooth bonding last long?
Tooth bonding can last between 3 to 8 years before it needs to be redone or touched up. Tooth bonding is not a permanent procedure. It is an economical alternative to more permanent procedures such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
Will tooth bonding make my teeth more sensitive?
Some patients experience an initial feeling of sensitivity, but this goes away after the tooth has gotten used to the bonding material. It is a natural effect, but not everyone experiences the sensation. Avoid eating really hot or really cold foods on the first day after your procedure. This will prevent any discomfort or shock to your system.
Does dental bonding look natural?
Yes! Our experienced dentists will color-match the bonding material to your other teeth for a natural look. Today’s modern cosmetic dental treatments are highly customized to create the most natural-looking restorations possible. If used for whitening a single tooth, the bonding process can be adjusted to match the shade of surrounding teeth.
Enhance Your Smile With Dental Bonding in North Liberty, IA
Dr. Tu is an experienced and respected cosmetic dentist in North Liberty, IA. Whether you want to make a subtle or a dramatic transformation to your smile, our team can work with you to help you reach your cosmetic goals. Visit Design Dental in North Liberty, IA for the dental care you need. To learn more about dental bonding, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tu.