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Cosmetic dentistry is a practice that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile. We use a variety of dental treatments designed to enhance aesthetic appeal, such as teeth whitening, veneers, aligners, and dental bonding. 

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure to fix broken teeth. 

This treatment involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to teeth. This material is hardened with a special light, bonding it to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile. Dental bonding is commonly used for cosmetic purposes like fixing chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth or filling gaps between teeth. 

Bettendorf Family Dental offers cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry. We believe that patients can benefit from each of these treatment categories.

Learn more about dental bonding.

Overview of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tooth-colored material to enhance your smile and fix broken teeth. This procedure repairs chips changes a tooth’s color or shape, or closes gaps in teeth. Dental bonding is completely reversible, offering more future options than other dental procedures.

Why to Get Dental Bonding

Cosmetic flaws like chips, cracks, spaces, gaps, or colors can distract from your beautiful smile and make you feel less confident. Dental bonding is a safe, cost-effective, and effective treatment that can fix your teeth and improve your confidence.

Our dentists can recommend dental bonding if this treatment is right for you.

Dental bonding offers numerous benefits. When considering which treatment to repair or improve the look of your teeth, here are reasons why patients choose dental bonding: 

Dental bonding is: 

Minimally invasive
Free of enamel removal 
Easy to recover from 

Dental Bonding with Composite Resin

Dental bonding is made of a composite resin material. Our dentists can shape and polish this durable, plastic-like substance to match the surrounding teeth. The composite resin used in dental bonding is tooth-colored, allowing for a natural-looking repair.

This material can also be used for other dental applications, including filling cavities, repairing chips or cracks, or even changing the shape of a tooth.

You can be sure that we use the highest-quality, safest, and longest-lasting materials at Bettendorf Family Dental.

When Dentists Recommend Dental Bonding

While dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure, dentists may recommend this treatment to improve your smile.

This treatment is recommended if you would like to: 

  • Conceal chips in your teeth 
  • Conceal cracks in your teeth 
  • Camouflage or disguise tooth discoloration 
  • Close gaps or spaces between teeth 
  • Make your teeth look longer or sharper 
  • Change the shape of your smile 
  • Create consistency with other dental treatments 

The Dental Bonding Procedure

Before you receive dental bonding, our dentists will conduct a dental exam and discuss your oral health and cosmetic goals. 

We take dental X-rays and examine your teeth, gums, nd overall oral health to ensure this procedure is right for you. If you have severe tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems, our dentists will recommend restorative dentistry first. We also offer those services at Bettendorf Family Dental.

Once you are ready for the dental bonding produre, it will include the following steps: 

  • You will select a shade of composite resin material to match the color of your natural teeth. 
  • If necessary, the dentist will provide an anesthesia 
  • The dentist will prepare your tooth by roughening the surface and providing a conditioning liquid.
  • The dentist will apply the composite resin material to the tooth.
  • The composite resin will be hardened with a curing light.
  • The dentist will polish your tooth. 
  • You will be on your way.

Usually, the procedure takes less than 60 minutes. It may take longer if you are doing dental bonding for multiple teeth.

Dental bonding is not painful for most patients. In most cases, anesthesia isn’t used, but it can make the treatment pain-free when necessary. Some patients have temporary sensitivity after their dental bonding procedure but don’t find the pain to alter their routine. Our dentists can answer any questions you have about pain management.

Learn More About Dental Bonding at Bettendorf Family Dental 

Bettendorf Family Dental offers dental bonding right in Iowa.

If you want to schedule an initial visit, our dentists can complete an initial dental exam and discuss if dental bonding is right for you.

Call our office to schedule your first visit.

What concerns should I have if I want to get dental bonding?

Dental bonding offers numerous benefits to patients, but there are some reasonable drawbacks that patients should weigh when comparing dental treatment options. Dental bonding materials are usually somewhat stain-resistant but don’t resist stains or porcelain restorations. 

Dental bonding is also not as long-lasting or permanent as other restorative options, such as crowns. Dental bonding is still a great solution for cosmetic changes to teeth. Our dentists will give you transparent advice about what dental treatments are right for you.

How long is the recovery time after dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick treatment that doesn’t require downtime. After your visit, you can resume normal activities such as driving, eating, or returning to work or school. Our experienced dentists make this treatment as seamless as possible.

Is dental bonding safe?

Dental bonding has been clinically proven to be safe and doesn’t pose any potential health risks. Our dentists may recommend a different treatment if you don’t have healthy teeth and gums. Tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral diseases may require other treatments first before dental bonding is the right option for you. 

Our clinic offers cosmetic, preventive, and restorative dentistry all in the same place and can work with you to create a dental plan that addresses both your oral health and cosmetic preferences. Contact Bettendorf Family Dental today to schedule your first appointment.