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Bonding involves the placement of tooth-colored composite resin to repair discolored, chipped, fractured, or decayed teeth. It can even be used in a cosmetic fashion to close spaces and change the shape of teeth. Bonding, unlike veneers or crowns, does not require fittings and can be done in one visit at our Orem, Lindon, or Vineyard offices.

Advantages of Bonding

Bonding is a quick and inexpensive way to achieve cosmetic dental results. Especially in regards to the front teeth, bonding is a great option to fix stains, cracks, and excessive spacing.  In general, bonding costs less than crowns or veneers and typically the bonding procedure does not require anesthetic.

Limitations of Bonding

Bondings can be an excellent choice for your dental needs; however, it is not the best choice for all situations. Bonded teeth need to be carefully cared for so as not to stain or acquire cavities. Bonding will not last long if patients do not take care of their teeth. Additionally, bonding is not as strong as crowns or veneers and therefore is not ideal for patients who clench or grind their teeth. In clenching and grinding cases, crowns or night guards will be needed for optimal results.

Is Bonding Right for You?

We invite you to make an appointment at one of our Canyon Gate Dental offices. We will conduct a thorough exam and discuss all of your possible treatment options. If you would like to change the shape or spacing of your teeth, bonding may be just what you need. Even if bonding isn’t the best long-term solution for your teeth, bonding can be used in emergency situations or as a temporary fix. Call us today.

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