Dental Bonding Gives Your Smile Symmetry and Beauty
Dr. Mark Tall has helped many patients enhance their smiles through the art of dental bonding. At his family-friendly practice in Idaho Falls, ID, Dr. Tall uses this technique to cover minor aesthetic imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. By applying a composite dental bonding material to the area of concern, Dr. Tall can make your smile look healthy, whole, and completely natural. To learn more about dental bonding, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tall today.
Dental Bonding Candidates
Bonding can achieve an enhancement that is comparable to porcelain veneers, but at a lower cost. If you are on a budget, bonding may be a suitable alternative for enhancing your smile. Bonding candidates must have healthy teeth and gums. If your teeth require restorative treatment, or if your gums require periodontal care, these issues must be addressed before moving forward with bonding or any other cosmetic treatment.
Patients often choose dental bonding as a way to improve the appearance of:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Chips or cracks
- Small, uneven, or misshapen teeth
- Deep or intrinsic stains that will not respond to teeth whitening
Bonding uses the same kind of resin used to create tooth-colored fillings. If you have a metal filling that makes your tooth appear discolored or unhealthy, Dr. Tall may be able to replace it with bonding material.
In certain cases, bonding may be used to improve the appearance of worn or eroded teeth. However, if the cause of erosion (such as teeth grinding or a misaligned bite) is not corrected first, the bond is not likely to last. During a consultation, Dr. Tall can determine a treatment plan that will provide you with the best long-term benefits.
The Bonding Procedure
Cosmetic bonding is a conservative procedure that requires approximately 30 minutes for each tooth. First, Dr. Tall will use a shade guide to select the right color of tooth-colored resin to blend with your smile. Next, he will apply an etching solution to roughen the surface of the tooth, followed by a conditioning liquid. This process helps to achieve a stronger bond between the tooth and the resin. Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Tall will apply the resin, molding and smoothing it to achieve the desired appearance. Next, Dr. Tall will use a special curing light to harden the resin. He will then perform the finishing touches, trimming and polishing the bond so that it looks natural and achieves a comfortable, beautiful fit with your smile.
In many cases, patients choose to precede dental bonding with teeth whitening. Once you have achieved a brighter smile, the dental resin can be matched to provide a beautiful complement.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Tall is focused on finding dental solutions that meet his patients' individual needs. If you have minor imperfections in your smile that you wish to improve, bonding may be right for you. Please contact our friendly, caring practice to make an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.