Dental bonding is a treatment that is the application of a composite resin to the front surface of a tooth to aesthetically improve it.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a restorative treatment that is the application of a composite resin to the front surface of a tooth to visually improve it. It is a simple, inexpensive cosmetic procedure that is often done in just one visit. If you have a cracked, chipped, discolored, or decayed tooth there are a few restoration options to choose from. Dental bonding might be the quickest and most inexpensive option for you to regain your self-confidence and restore your healthy smile.

 

The entire team at Missouri River Dental is committed to providing a patient experience unlike any other. The foundation of that philosophy is our personable and professional staff. We collectively strive to blend technology, art, and healthcare for each patient. Our goal is to provide you with an individualized patient experience unlike any other you have had at a dental office. We strive to create a positive and comfortable atmosphere for our patients while still meeting their dental needs, wishes, and exceeding expectations. Call us today at 701-751-7177 or enter your request online to schedule an appointment for your evaluation regarding the benefits of a dental bonding procedure for you. You can conveniently find Missouri River Dental at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.

 

Dental bonding is a common treatment solution if you have a gap between two teeth, cracked teeth, chips in your teeth, decaying teeth, or even if you have exposed, sensitive roots from another dental issue. The bonding compound is made up of a composite resin material that is quite strong, pliable, and can be molded and shaped to look and feel like a natural tooth. It does not involve the addition of an appliance like a dental bridge or dental implant, but instead is a material that can be sculpted to restore the look and function of a tooth, or teeth, with considerable ease.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

There are assorted benefits with having dental bonding applied to your teeth. One benefit is that it will immediately improve the look of your teeth and smile. Here are a few others:

 

  • To close gaps or spaces between teeth.
  • To repair and protect chipped or cracked teeth.
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
  • To repair a decayed tooth, composite resins can be used to fill cavities.
  • To make your teeth look longer.
  • To change the shape of teeth.
  • A cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings.
  • To protect a portion of the tooth's root that has been exposed from gum recession.

 

Dental bonding is a viable solution if you have struggled with cracked or chipped teeth and are anxious to get them repaired. Another healthy benefit is that the bonding will strengthen the tooth as well. When a tooth is cracked, it is more susceptible to bacteria, infection, and further harm.

 

Restoring a chipped or cracked tooth means that some strength will be restored as well. Another benefit is that it is just so quick. Most dental bonding treatments can be completed in just one visit with Missouri River Dental, which means you will enjoy your new smile immediately. You can also have your dental bonding touched up at future dental appointments if the bonding begins to show wear.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

First, Missouri River Dental will do a complete examination to pinpoint if there are other issues that should be addressed prior to confirming that dental bonding is an appropriate solution for you. Then we will use a shade guide to select the correct shade of resin that will match the natural color of your teeth. Before we can apply the dental bonding, the surface of the tooth or teeth is roughened and lightly coated with a conditioning liquid so that the bonding resin will adhere to the surface enamel. After this prep work is completed, our visually creative team will apply the putty-like material to the tooth and then sculpt, mold, and shape it until we have achieved the desired shape and finish. The dental bonding is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. After the material is set, we can complete any minor final additions, such as additional shaping and the polishing of the newly bonded tooth.

 

It usually only takes between 30 minutes to an hour, from start to finish, to complete the dental bonding procedure. If you are having multiple teeth done, it might take more than one appointment to complete. Since most tooth bonding procedures do not require any anesthesia, you are able to return to your normal daily activities immediately.

meet Dr. Timothy Anderson
meet Dr. Timothy Anderson

dr. anderson
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I believe in comprehensive, quality oral health care that is patient-centered. I strive to create a positive and comfortable experience for each patient while still meeting their dental needs, wishes and expectations.”

meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle
meet Dr. Bethany Schuetzle

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MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

“I view my professional success as earning the trust of each individual patient and will work to build this by focusing on clinical thoroughness, comfort, and education so they can make the best informed decision.”

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our amazing team

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MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

At Missouri River Dental, our goal is to create an exceptional patient experience. We strive to exceed that experience through being compassionate, clinically thorough and providing excellent communication.

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The Life Expectancy of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is not considered a permanent restoration, but it certainly can last a long time. If cared for properly, and if you continue to schedule consistent visits to Missouri River Dental for regular exams and touch-ups, dental bonding can last for many years.

 

Taking proper care of your teeth and gums will help extend the life of a bonded tooth. Suggestions include:

 

  • Brushing your teeth, for two minutes each time, at least twice daily and flossing once a day.
  • Avoiding hard foods and candy.
  • Do not bite your fingernails or open packages with your teeth.
  • Avoid coffee, tea, and tobacco products for the first two days after the procedure to avoid stains.
  • Continue to schedule your regular preventative exams and dental cleanings every six months.

 

If you accidentally chip or break the dental bonding material, or if you feel any rough or sharper edges after your procedure, just call us. If you have experienced some severe damage, the dental bonding might need to be replaced with another more permanent type of restoration.

Dental Bonding versus Veneers

Dental bonding is perfect for the use in simple cosmetic improvements that will not impact the function of your teeth. Simple cracks, chips, and unwanted gaps are the most common issues that dental bonding will correct. Bonding differs from veneers in that veneers are created from layered glass ceramics and are crafted outside in a dental lab. The veneer is designed to both look and feel like your natural teeth, and it adheres to your tooth with a cement.

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Missouri River Dental provides you with a clean, comfortable, and modern feel. Our team goal is to provide you with the best possible care utilizing the most current dental technologies and services. The entire team at Missouri River Dental focuses on providing comprehensive, quality oral health care that is always centered on you, our patient. We appreciate the value of your time. That is why we are flexible with our hours of operation; open early, open late, and open Saturdays. Call us now at 701-751-7177 or make your appointment online for your personal evaluation and consultation regarding the benefits of a dental bonding treatment for you. Our office is located at 1600 Uptown Lane, Bismarck, ND, 58503.

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dr. anderson using the solea laser. missouri river dental
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TECH AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

We were the first to bring the Solea Laser to North Dakota which allowed us to do fillings without anesthetic which was a game changer for the patient experience.

the missouri river dental team focuses on one thing. you.
the missouri river dental team focuses on one thing. you.

TEAM AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

All team members have an education focus in being constant learners in all things dental and you will experience that the minute you walk into our doors.

the primary focus of smile design is to reach the best aesthetic result for your smile.
the primary focus of smile design is to reach the best aesthetic result for your smile.

EDUCATION AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

We believe that our guests deserve the best in cutting edge technology and information; and we pride ourselves in being experts to answer questions for our guests.

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our entire practice centralizes on
patient experience and positive dental outcomes.

EXPERIENCE AT
MISSOURI RIVER DENTAL

Our goal of this office was to create a dental atmosphere like no other in our community, almost a modern high end hotel-like experience for guests to arrive and feel at ease all while receiving exceptional dental care.