Dental bonding is a simple, quick cosmetic dental service for cracks, chips, and stains. Dr. S. Jeremy Tu offers dental bonding in our North Liberty, IA, dentist office. With his artistic eye and skill for natural-looking results, Dr. Tu can use dental bonding to enhance a damaged smile.
Bonding is a conservative and additive dental treatment that we often use 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 solution to their dental concerns.
Our team at Design Dental offers exceptional care to patients of all ages. We make every effort to make sure you are comfortable and happy throughout all phases of your care.
Candidacy for Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can address a full range of cosmetic dental concerns, including:
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 a quick, conservative solution to enhance the appearance of the smile. We can complete the procedure in one office visit, and it typically requires no discomfort or anesthesia.
Bonding is an additive procedure which means that we add tooth structure and do not remove any. This allows patients to receive other cosmetic treatments in the future or reverse it. In many cases, patients choose bonding because it is affordable as well as natural looking.
Lastly, bonding can provide beautiful results for those who want to improve 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. Then he will gently etch the surface of the teeth to ensure an adequate bonding surface for the composite resin. Dr. Tu etches the surface of the tooth using a mild liquid solution that he will conservatively apply to the front of the tooth.
Once the tooth is ready, Dr. Tu will carefully apply the composite resin onto the tooth. As he applies the composite resin, Dr. Tu gently molds and sculpts the material until he reaches the desired shape. When the tooth looks good, he will cure the composite into place using specialized light. Once complete, Dr. Tu will polish the 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 treatment. 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 you use it to whiten a single tooth, we can adjust the bonding process 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.