By Dow Dental
August 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you have an uneven smile or a chipped tooth which makes you feel self-conscious? If so, you could benefit from dental bonding. Thisdental bonding procedure can repair small imperfections in your smile to give you big results. Learn more about the benefits of dental bonding with Dr. Coleman Dow and Dr. Douglas Dow at Dow Dental in Springfield, OR.

What is dental bonding? 
Dental bonding is a procedure which uses composite resin materials to reshape the tooth. Composite resin is tooth-colored and has similar light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth, ensuring it blends into your smile flawlessly. Additionally, the composite resin comes in many different shades, allowing your dentist to find the best fit for your tooth color.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding
One of the most obvious benefits to dental bonding its improvement to your smile. The procedure itself takes only minutes and is one of the most affordable ways to rejuvenate your smile. Bonding can also close small gaps in the teeth, correct uneven tooth length or width, and change the appearance of a stained or discolored tooth. Additionally, dental bonding can repair chips in the teeth.

Dental Bonding in Springfield, OR
Bonding procedures begin with cleaning the tooth. Etching material roughens the surface of the tooth, allowing for a better bond between the tooth and the composite resin material. After the etching process, your dentist carefully molds the pliable resin directly onto the tooth and creates the desired shape. With the resin in place, a special light directed at the tooth activates the resin to harden it into place permanently. Your dentist then touches up the tooth and polishes it to a natural finish. Most bonding procedures take less than half an hour and do not require any local anesthetic or recovery time.

For more information on dental bonding, please contact Dr. Coleman Dow and Dr. Douglas Dow at Dow Dental in Springfield, OR. Call (541) 726-9644 to schedule your appointment for dental bonding today!