Answering Your Questions About Dental Bonding

We have an array of cosmetic treatments to help our Independence, MO, patients enjoy beautiful smiles. With dental bonding, we have the ability to address an array of esthetic concerns in only one visit. But how do we perform the procedure and restore the tooth?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding

Question: How does a chipped tooth impact my smile?

Answer: We may chip a tooth in a sports injury, or by biting down on a popcorn kernel. Even if the damage appears minor, you should still see us as the damage could expose the sensitive inner tooth structure to bacteria, leading to the onset of tooth decay and infection.

Question: How do you fix one in a single visit?

Answer: In a single visit we can repair minor damage. We clean the tooth and gently etch the structure. We then apply the same composite resin used in our tooth-colored fillings. As the material cures under a light, we shape and sculpt the tooth. We then polish the tooth for a more natural appearance.

Question: What other issues will dental bonding correct?

Answer: In addition to same-day chipped tooth repair, we also use the material to close gaps between the teeth or to even mask permanent teeth stains. Also known as intrinsic discoloration, these stains may not respond to traditional teeth whitening. However, we can help brighten your smile with dental bonding.

Question: Will my tooth look natural?

Answer: We actually shade the material to help ensure it blends with your tooth. We also polish the tooth at the end of the procedure. We work hard to ensure your newly repaired tooth looks natural and blends with your smile. If you have any questions about cosmetic bonding or any of our other cosmetic treatments, then contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Bonding?

We have cosmetic dental procedures to repair teeth in a single visit. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.