Your smile is one of your most prominent features. It influences relationships, self-confidence, and personal comfort. For years, patients in Payson, UT, have looked to Dr. Cheyn Gunnerson at Gunnerson Dental to help maintain, improve, and restore their smiles. From simple routine maintenance to more complex procedures, Dr. Gunnerson brings a wealth of knowledge and a gentle hand to every treatment, working with your goals in mind. He specializes in health-oriented and aesthetic dentistry, knowing that every mouth benefits from the perfect balance of look, feel, and function.
Patients living with minor imperfections such as chips or discoloration have a slew of options for treatment. Dr. Gunnerson can describe the benefits of each, including composite dental bonding—a “light touch” procedure that safely and effectively conceals a wide range of aesthetic imperfections.
What to Expect from Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is an affordable, effective option for patients with minor, aesthetic imperfections compromising their smile. It’s applied quickly and safely and can restore chips, cracks, or discoloration in a single visit.
If you believe dental bonding might be right for you, or if you have questions, Dr. Gunnerson explains the benefits, offering guidance and expertise to help you make your decision. If you pursue dental bonding, it is a simple treatment that can be completed in a single visit without any complicated preparation.
After confirming your treatment plan, Dr. Gunnerson will clean and polish the targeted area. He will then apply a special conditioning liquid that will help the resin seal and hold. After the liquid, he will apply a natural-looking composite resin. Dr. Gunnerson will match the color to your surrounding teeth, making sure it will go unnoticed. The material is also moldable, allowing him to shape and smooth it until it blends naturally with your surrounding teeth.
Once the resin hardens, Dr. Gunnerson will use a special dental blue light to cure it, restoring appearance and functionality. The restoration will then be polished and smoothed again until the results are practically invisible. The whole process can be completed in thirty minutes to an hour, depending on the restoration’s extent. Once completed, you’ll be able to return to your everyday life, smiling with confidence.
Dental bonding is a fast, painless treatment popular with patients looking to quickly improve a minor imperfection without opting for costly or more invasive procedures. It can be used to treat a wide variety of issues, including:
- Minor decay
- Cracks or chips
- Gaps between teeth
- Lengthen or reshape teeth
Dental bonding is a quick, easy restoration that can last for years. With good oral health care, including brushing, flossing, and regular visits with Dr. Gunnerson, bonding can even last decades. The only special treatment required is to watch what you eat, protecting the bonded area from hard foods.
To learn more about composite dental bonding, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gunnerson today. Make an appointment by calling Gunnerson Dental at (801) 658-0175.