Repairing Minor Cosmetic Issues With Tooth Bonding

kahoka tooth bondingWith dental bonding, we only need one visit to address a variety of minor esthetic issues. We could improve both the color and shape of your smile. In today’s blog, your Kahoka, MO, dentist talks about how we perform this procedure and boost the beauty of your smile in only one visit!

The Dental Bonding Procedure

First, let’s talk about dental bonding. With this procedure, our team will address a variety of esthetic issues. To begin, we will administer a local anesthetic so you feel comfortable. Next, we prepare and place the composite resin material onto the tooth in several layers. This material is metal-free and safe for people of all ages. The same material is even used in our tooth-colored dental fillings to treat cavities for kids and adults. We even color-match it to blend with the rest of the tooth! As the dentist sculpts the tooth under a special light, the tooth cures and we finish the procedure by polishing it for a brighter appearance.

Possible Cosmetic Treatments

Placement could help correct the appearance of minor misalignment, offering some patients an alternative to braces or aligners. If you have permanent teeth stains, these could be beneath the enamel and difficult to remove with teeth whitening alone. Instead, we simply mask them instantly. Placement could also help reshape malformed or misshapen teeth, repair cracks and chips to prevent cavities and poor esthetics, and also lengthen worn down teeth. We can also fill gaps and black triangle spaces between your teeth. Essentially, you enjoy a smile makeover in only one sitting!

Protecting Your Smile

We often use the procedure to address minor damage, which could be avoided if people playing sports or martial arts wore a mouthguard, which we can provide. In addition, you could keep your teeth safe with brushing and flossing each day, and a healthier diet. This prevents demineralization and decay, so your teeth are stronger and less likely to become damaged or require treatment. You could protect your smile by seeing us every six months too! A routine cavity means an exam to identify areas of concern and provide treatment, so you may avoid the need for cosmetic care down the road. We also help by cleaning the smile, removing all plaque and tartar buildup completely.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit soon, then please contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to help you enjoy a more attractive smile with cosmetic dentistry. To find out more about our cosmetic treatment options, then contact your Kahoka, MO, dentist, Dr. Barbour, by calling 660-727-4746.