Dental tooth bonding is a procedure where Dr. Miller applies a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of a patient’s teeth. Dental bonding is used to repair teeth that have become chipped, badly decayed, fractured, or discolored. Unlike dental veneers, which are created in a lab and take multiple visits to place, Dr. Miller can complete a bonding procedure during just a single appointment.
What is Tooth Bonding Used for?
Bonding offers patients an easy and affordable solution for repairing a variety of common cosmetic dental problems. In most cases, dental bonding is used to improve the appearance of chipped or discolored teeth. The procedure can also be used to close gaps between teeth, make teeth appear longer, or to change the shape and color of a patient’s teeth. Dr. Miller can shape and polish the composite resin used in dental bonding to seamlessly match the surrounding teeth.
How Bonding is Done
Dr. Miller will start by using a shade guide to select the composite resin color that most closely matches a patient’s teeth. Once Dr. Miller has selected the right color, he we gently begin to roughen the surface of the treated tooth. The tooth will then be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid, which helps improve the bonding process.
Once the tooth is fully prepared, Dr. Miller will apply the tooth-colored resin directly to the surface of the tooth. Dr. Miller will mold and smooth the resin until it forms the desired shape. Finally, the resin is hardened using a high-intensity light that works to cement the resin into place. Dr. Miller will then polish the material until the bonded tooth blends naturally into a patient’s smile.
Bonding typically only takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Why wait any longer to repair the damage done to your smile? Schedule a tooth bonding consultation at Valmont Dental Boulder today!
Made from thin shells of porcelain, dental veneers are custom made restorations designed to fit over a patient’s teeth to provide a rejuvenated smile. Dr. Miller can use dental veneers to fix teeth that have become chipped, misaligned, stained, uneven, worn down, and abnormally spaced. Veneers offer patient’s a lasting solution for improving their smile, as they are difficult to stain and incredibly durable.
To place dental veneers, Dr. Miller will start by removing a minuscule amount of enamel from the surface of the treated teeth. Removing a small amount of enamel is necessary to create room in the mouth for the veneers so they fit comfortably and function just like a patient’s natural teeth.
Dr. Miller will then take an impression of a patient’s teeth that will be sent off to a lab for the creation of their custom veneer. Using the highest quality materials, the lab will then create a veneer that will perfectly fit the patient’s teeth and mouth. During a patient’s final visit, Dr. Miller with bond the veneer in place using a durable resin.
It’s important that patients maintain their oral health through daily brushing and flossing, along with scheduling regular exams and cleanings with our team at Valmont Dental Boulder, to ensure the health and longevity of their veneers.
Just one look at the remarkable difference just a single teeth whitening treatment can make to the color and complexion of a patient’s smile and it’s easy to see why teeth whitening has become the most popular cosmetic dental procedure performed in the U.S.
Teeth whitening offers a safe and affordable option for patients looking to improve the color of their smiles by removing stains caused by enamel staining foods and drinks. If your smile has lost a little of its luster due to enjoying items like coffee, tea, wine, tomatoes, soy sauce, berries, and other delicious but damaging items, then teeth whitening treatments from Dr. Miller might be right for you!
At Valmont Dental Boulder, we provide our patients with the option of receiving their whitening treatments either in-office or from the comfort of their own home. Patients can elect to whiten the top, bottom, or both rows of teeth using our highly effective whitening options. Once your teeth reach the desired shade, simply stop treatment until a reapplication is required.
That’s it! Get the brighter, healthier looking smile you’ve been wanting by scheduling a teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Miller today!
Valmont Dental Boulder
2897 Valmont Road, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
Our mission at Valmont Dental is to allow our patients a satisfying dental experience by providing a safe, pleasant and relaxed environment. Understanding our patients' individual needs and wants is the fundamental priority. With a sense of family and a sense of humor, our team will strive to make our valued patients feel better about themselves when they are in our presence.