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Dental Bonding – Springfield, MO

Flawless Dental Repairs Made Easy & Affordable

When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you see small imperfections that takeaway from your overall appearance? Tiny cracks, gaps, or chips can completely throw off your beautiful smile and confidence. Thankfully, Dr. Scott M. Olson has a solution: dental bonding. This quick, easy, and affordable solution can erase flaws and imperfections for beautiful results. Keep reading to see how you can benefit from dental bonding in Springfield, MO.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic service that we use to erase minor imperfections in our patients’ smiles. This involves the use of a tooth-colored composite resin, which is applied to teeth, sculpted into shape, hardened to make permanent, and then polished to match the rest of your smile. This service is called dental bonding because the composite resin will bond to your teeth, erasing a variety of cosmetic flaws.

Your cosmetic dentist in Springfield, MO will first apply a gentle phosphoric to your enamel, which roughens its surface, allowing the bonding material to hold its place. Then, we will place this composite resin onto the affected area, where we will shape and sculpt it to match the look of your natural teeth. After, we’ll use a special lamp to harden the resin, followed by a nice polishing. This process allows dental bonding to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. 

What Can Dental Bonding Correct?

The best way to know if you have flaws that can be corrected by dental bonding is to call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Olson. However, this treatment can fix a range of issues, including:

  • Small chips in teeth
  • Slightly gapped teeth
  • Slightly cracked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Permanently discolored teeth

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

Dr. Olson offers dental bonding because of these unique benefits:

  • Cost: Because dental bonding is one of the only cosmetic services that insurance will typically partially cover, it’s incredibly affordable for most patients.
  • Speed: Dental bonding can be completed in just one appointment and from start-to-finish it’ll take about an hour at most to complete.
  • Ease: Dental bonding doesn’t require anesthesia and it is a more conservative approach compared to other cosmetic options.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding can repair your smile for a beautiful and healthy grin, but you also must keep up a good oral healthcare routine to make your new smile last. With proper care, you can get up to 7 years with your repaired teeth! The average lifespan of dental bonding is between 3 and 7 years, but that will depend on how well you care for your smile.

Does it sound like you could benefit from dental bonding? Contact our office today to get started on a beautiful, flawless set of teeth.