Dental bonding in Payson, UT, repairs and improves the appearance of your teeth

At Gunnerson Dental in Payson, UT, our priority is offering services that help patients achieve and maintain oral health. There are many facets of good oral health – practicing good oral hygiene, correcting a misaligned bite, and addressing damaged or broken teeth are just a few. Dental bonding is a fast, effective solution that can repair damaged teeth with chips or cracks to restore oral health and improve the appearance of the smile.

Dental bonding explained

Dental bonding is a chairside procedure that is both restorative and cosmetic. Using a tooth-colored material called composite resin that is easily moldable, Dr. Gunnerson can return appearance and functionality to a damaged tooth.

Dental bonding can be used to:

  • Fill in cavities
  • Repair cracks or chips
  • Improve the shape of a tooth
  • Fill in small gaps between teeth
  • Cover permanent stains
  • Make the teeth appear longer

The dental bonding procedure

Dental bonding is a fast, painless procedure that makes it highly desirable for individuals who want to improve the function and appearance of the tooth without more extensive services such as porcelain veneers.

For most instances of dental bonding the procedure will begin with Dr. Gunnerson selecting a shade of composite resin that closely matches the natural tooth enamel. Next, the dentist will lightly rough the surface of the teeth and apply a special conditioning liquid to allow the composite resin to bond firmly to the tooth. If dental bonding is being used to repair a cavity, the area of decay will be removed and cleaned first. Next, the composite resin material is applied to the tooth and molded to look like the natural structure. Then, a special curing light is used to harden the composite resin in place. The final step is to shape and polish the tooth so that it looks and feels like natural tooth enamel.

A long-lasting way to restore smiles

Dental bonding can last for years or even decades with good oral care. It is important to brush and floss regularly, as well as to avoid biting or chewing on hard objects.

If you live in or around the communities of Payson, Elk Ridge, Mapleton, Woodland Hills, Springville, Salem or Spanish Fork and would like to learn more about the dental bonding procedure, please call Gunnerson Dental today at (801) 658-0175