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Tooth bonding from Rod Gleave, DMD is a fast and easy way to feel better about your smile. This no-fuss cosmetic solution can turn your smile around with just one visit to our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office. You don’t always need a major procedure to correct dental issues.Read Transcript
Tooth bonding is a great procedure because it's conservative, and we're able to reshape a tooth with composite, and it's doesn't cause us to grind the tooth down. It's an additive feature, it's an additive procedure to their tooth. If a tooth would say, had a gap, and very often that's where we do a lot of bonding. Someone comes in with a gap between their front teeth, and rather than, say, veneer the teeth or go in and do a bunch of veneers, which is an option, but for some patients it's a better option to just add a little composite to each tooth, polish it down, and it ends up looking essentially just like their tooth.
One of the disadvantages, long-term, that might chip or stain, discolor, and so some patients don't want to go through bonding. They say, “Well, I don't want to keep re-bonding my tooth every five, ten years. I'd rather just put it in porcelain.” Other patients would say, “I don't mind redoing something in the future, it's a lot less expensive and yeah, it might take me a little more work down the road, but for now, it's really a good option.”
Compared to other cosmetic solutions, bonding:
- Saves you time since it requires only one visit to apply the material to the front of your teeth
- Is highly affordable
- Requires less preparation than other treatments such as dental veneers
- Often requires no anesthetic, though Dr. Gleave offers sedation if you suffer from dental anxiety
- Is reversible
- Provides a temporary solution before committing to a long-term solution such as veneers
Bonding is a versatile treatment that can cover many smile flaws, including chips, small gaps, uneven edges, and stains. However, it doesn’t last as long as some other solutions. Dr. Gleave will make sure you’re a good candidate for bonding during a consultation. Call (801) 747-8531 to schedule yours.
Bonding Can Complement Other Cosmetic Treatments
Dr. Gleave, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), uses the same strong, tooth-colored resin material we use for tooth fillings. He applies it to your teeth, then carefully shapes it to conceal imperfections. He can rebuild the profile of a chipped tooth or apply resin to edges of teeth on either side of a gap to conceal the space, for example. The final steps are curing it with a special light, then polishing it so your teeth look perfectly natural.
You can choose to complement bonding with other cosmetic dental treatments like teeth contouring, teeth whitening, and gum reshaping. Ready to discuss tooth bonding? Call (801) 747-8531 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gleave at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office. We’re ready to provide your speedy smile solution!