By Dow Dental
October 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental bondings  

Bonding fills dental gaps, and/or changes the color of teeth. If you think you need this cosmetic procedure from your Springfield, OR, dentist, you should contact Drs. Coleman and Douglas Dow.

Dental Bonding in Springfield

Bonding is when enamel-like material is applied on the tooth's surface, sculpted into the proper shape, hardened, and then polished. The resin comes in many colors and provides life-like results. Getting a dental bonding doesn't need any laboratory work, so your dentist can finish the procedure in one visit, generally within 30 minutes to an hour.

Here is what the process entails:

  • A dentist will clean the surface of the tooth to ensure that it's plaque-free
  • The tooth will be etched with an acidic gel to open pores on its surface
  • The dentist will rinse the etching material with composite resin matching the color of your teeth
  • A special curing light hardens the bonding material
  • Another layer is painted onto the tooth
  • The tooth is shaped using a drill

Dental bonding is an easy and inexpensive restorative procedure that can fix a variety of issues and give you back that beautiful smile. Here are a few things dental bondings can adjust:

  • Chips
  • Irregularities
  • Decays
  • Fractures
  • Discoloration
  • Minor spacing

Dental bondings require the same care as all your teeth, but with the proper maintenance, bonded teeth may last 3 to 10 years.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once before bed
  • Eat fewer sugars and incorporate healthy foods, like apples and carrots, that scrape teeth clean
  • Drink plenty of water to wash away food debris
  • Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year for a routine checkup and professional cleaning


For more information on tooth-colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call our Springfield, OR, dentists, Drs. Coleman and Douglas Dow, at (541) 726-9644 to schedule an appointment today!