Gaps in your teeth can affect your confidence when you smile, but not everyone needs braces to improve the appearance of their teeth. Dr. David Cannon offers patients in the Salt Lake City, UT, area dental bonding procedures to fill your gaps in a single session discreetly.
Dental bonding provides same-day restorations for gaps
Dental bonding is traditionally used to fill cavities after treating tooth decay. However, the tooth-colored resin is easy to work with, and Dr. Cannon has the skill and eye for crafting beautiful restorations that can close the gaps between your teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to smooth out teeth with chips and other damage and disguise staining that won’t respond to whitening treatments.
Dental bonding can even be used as a faster, more affordable alternative to orthodontics to improve the look of crooked or uneven teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, Dr. Cannon won’t have to remove any existing enamel to treat your teeth, and the process is painless and easily reversible. Dr. Cannon can evaluate your teeth during your initial consultation and determine if dental bonding is a suitable treatment for your cosmetic concerns.
What to expect during your procedure
Dr. Cannon will start the procedure by cleaning and polishing the treatment area to remove bacteria and prepare the surface of your teeth to stick readily to the bonding. Next, he’ll choose the composite resin that best matches the shade of your teeth and apply it to the treatment area to build up the structure. Next, he’ll use a curing light to harden the material and then polish it into the perfect shape to match your neighboring teeth. The procedure can take as little as 20 minutes or as long as an hour per tooth, depending on your particular situation.
With proper care, dental bonding can last up to eight years. Dr. Cannon will provide you detailed instructions for how to maintain your restoration best. To learn more about teeth bonding and other cosmetic procedures, contact our office today at (801) 406-9985 to set up your appointment.