What is dental bonding?

If a patient’s teeth are flawed or unsightly, our dentist may recommend a cosmetic service known as bonding. During this treatment, Dr. Gregory G. Oman applies a tooth-colored material to the tooth, which is then hardened with a special light. This bonds the material to the tooth, improving its appearance. To perform dental bonding, Dr. Gregory G. Oman first selects a shade of composite resin that closely matches the color of your tooth. To help ensure a strong bonding process, the tooth is etched and a conditioning liquid is applied. The bonding material is placed on the tooth, and because its form is soft, it can be smoothed and molded until the desired shape is reached. We then use an ultraviolet light to cure the material.

Is dental bonding right for me?

Dr. Gregory G. Oman often uses dental bonding to improve the appearance of teeth with dental flaws. We may recommend dental bonding in Bountiful, Utah, to do the following:

  • Repair teeth with cavities and decay
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Whiten or improve the color of teeth
  • Close gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Improve the shape of teeth
  • Protect a part of a tooth’s root that is exposed because of receding gums

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact our office today!