At Family Tree Dental, we’re all about spreading more smiles throughout St. Paul and the surrounding communities, one happy patient at a time. We are committed to providing the best dental care to the families that we work with, the kind of care that our practice has become known for. From a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatment options, combined with a friendly staff and a welcoming office space, you can trust that your smile is in good hands.
Dental bonding is the perfect solution for those with small imperfections in their smile, ranging from discoloration to chipping. Bonding is a restoration procedure where your dentist takes a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with valo curing light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can still make a huge improvement in the appearance of your smile. Bonding is quick and easy, usually being done within one office visit since nothing has to be sent out to be made by a dental laboratory. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns, meaning that more of your healthy teeth is preserved, and trust us, having more teeth is better.
The only downside to bonding is that it typically doesn’t last as long as other forms of restoration and is less resistant to stains. Perfect for those small cosmetic touchups, but less suitable if you’re in need of a major restoration.
When you come into our office at Family Tree Dental for dental bonding, the procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First your dentist determines exactly what color shade your teeth are, in order to select a resin that will match with your teeth for a perfectly natural looking smile. Next, your dentist will prepare the tooth so that the bonding material will adhere easier, by gently roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner that will aid in the bonding process. Once this is complete, the dentist will apply the resin to the tooth, and cure it in place using an valo blue curing light. Finally, the dentist will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit, so that your newly restored tooth is nothing less than perfect.
If you don’t like how your smile looks, you don’t have to deal with it any longer. Just contact us at Family Tree Dental, and schedule an appointment with us for dental bonding to restore your teeth to their natural beauty. Whether they’re discolored, chipped, or even decayed, we can help you with a personalized treatment plan that will have you smiling bigger and brighter in no time. We look forward to helping you with your smile, just as we have with the countless other happy families from St. Paul, MN and the surrounding areas.