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Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding in Idaho Falls

Dental bonding is one of our cosmetic dental procedures that helps great beautiful smiles for people right here in our Idaho Falls community. Dental bonding is a unique treatment option that can be more cost-effective compared to other cosmetic options. 

If you are interested in improving your smile, dental bonding may be the right option. Sandcreek Dental offers dental bonding in Idaho Falls and the surrounding area. Call us today at (208) 525-4780 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a minimally-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can repair various damages or imperfections on teeth. The process centers around the use of a resin material that adheres or bonds to existing teeth. 

This procedure is a great option for people with damaged, cracked, decayed, or discolored teeth. Dentists mold the resin to be able to help with a variety of dental issues including discoloration, tooth abnormalities, gaps in teeth, cracks, chips, etc. 

Candidates for Dental Bonding

Patients with aesthetic dental problems are the best candidates for dental bonding. Dental bonding is ideal for cosmetic dental issues that do not require major restorative work. Patients that are interested in receiving this treatment should have healthy teeth without excessive decay or trauma. Teeth should also have roots that are in good condition and most of their enamel intact.

Dental bonding can help fix various dental issues, including:

  • Abnormally sized teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Exposed tooth roots caused by receding gums
  • Minor cracks or chips
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Small gaps in teeth

Dental Bonding Advantages

Cosmetic dental bonding offer a variety of great benefits compared to other cosmetic treatments. If you are considering dental bonding some of the advantages bonding offers compared to other treatment options are as follows:

  • Affordability – Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available. If being cost-effective is a priority, dental bonding is a fantastic option.
  • Minimally invasive – Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can require significant tooth alteration. Dental bonding is a simpler process that doesn’t require the removal of enamel.
  • Versatile – There are so many uses for dental bonding. Dental bonding can conceal a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, gaps and discoloration.
  • Time Efficient – Other cosmetic procedures, like veneers and crowns, require multiple appointments. Dental bonding can be completed in just one office visit.

Process of Dental Bonding

What happens during dental bonding? During your dental bonding procedure, your dentist will:

  • Select a shade – The end goal of this procedure is to solve whatever issues we need to including sealing cracks, covering discoloration, etc. One of the most important things we can do is to match the resin material’s color to that of your existing teeth. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to look great but also very natural.
  • Prepare your tooth – The surface of your tooth is made more rough to provide a greater site for adhesion. A condition liquid is applied to the site to help with the bonding of the material to your teeth.
  • Apply the tooth-like resin material – The resin material has a putty-like consistency. It is applied to the site and then molded to accomplish the objective. The material is them smoothed to match the destination.
  • Cure the resin material – The resin material is then cured using a special light. This helps the material stick or “bond” with the teeth.
  • Polish the tooth – Finally, your dentist will make any necessary final adjustments and polish your tooth to a natural-looking shine.

The procedure may take about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.

Possible Risks of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is not associated with any major risks. However, there are some potential side effects that patients should be aware of before seeking treatment. Some patients can experience an allergic reaction to the bonding materials , tools, or conditioning liquid used during the dental bonding process.

Although these reactions are rare, patients can visit an allergist before their appointment to test whether they will experience any side effects from the materials. Like any dental procedure, there is also the risk of infection. However, proper cleaning and sterilization will help prevent this from occurring.

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About Us

Sandcreek Dental is a Family-Friendly Dentist Providing Personal Care since 1998 committed to providing quality dental care to families located in Idaho Falls, Ammon and the surrounding areas.

Contact

2460 E 25th St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

(208) 525-4780

Hours

Mon-Thurs:
8am-5pm
Fri:
8am-1pm