Fort Des Moines Dental Clinic helps you with all your dental bonding needs. If you have a toothache or a damaged tooth, you might need to have dental bonding done. Dental bonding is a quick and easy way to ensure that your teeth remain as strong as ever, and is one of the most inexpensive cosmetic dental service out there.

What is dental bonding?

If you have a decayed tooth you might be in need of dental bonding, a process where your damaged tooth is repaired by applying a tooth-colored composite resin. The dental bonding process is easy and can be carried out by your doctor in one single visit. The resin that is applied, bonds to your tooth because of a conditioning liquid that is applied with it. The resin is then polished to take the form of teeth and hardened with a laser or ultraviolet light.

Is bonding right for me?

Tooth bonding can be essential at times. Often, the cause of a toothache is tooth decay. If you find your tooth has been exposed, dental bonding is a good option to go for.

If you have teeth that are chipped, fractured or just discolored and decayed, you can use dental bonding. Dental bonding also helps in a number of other ways, including:

  • Helping you have teeth that are evenly spaced out
  • Helping you to make your tooth seem longer or even change the color of your teeth
  • Dental fillings help a tooth look new and can be indistinguishable from others

What should I know before carrying our dental bonding?

Tooth bonding is easy and often does not even require the use of anesthesia. Most times, we use anesthesia when there’s a need to fill in a decayed tooth. To ensure that your ‘new’ tooth looks similar to others, our dentists use a shade guide, and chooses the resin color that matches the most with your teeth. You can always opt in for different colors for the tooth, should you choose.

While the bonding isn’t as strong as your natural tooth, it can last for several years. Habits like chewing your pencil or biting your fingernails can reduce the life of the tooth in question.

How long does it take to complete the procedure?

It takes around an hour at most to complete the entire procedure. The procedure is just for one tooth, and you may need to visit another time if you have more teeth that require dental bonding.

What should you do after the procedure is completed?

You should not consume tea or smoke cigarettes or other substances as this can stain the resin. You would also need to be careful when drinking fluids other than water as they may stain the resin. We will guide you on all that you can do and what you cannot, depending on your lifestyle when you come to us.

If you are in need of dental bonding or are just experiencing a toothache, don’t forget to contact us. Fort Des Moines Dental helps all Des Moines, Iowa residents with their dental problems. Contact us at (515) 287-5400 or just email us at for a checkup today and use our cosmetic dental services

Insurance Accepted

We file to all insurance companies but, we participate with the following: Delta Dental (Premier), Blue Dental, Cigna, Humana, United Concordia, Ameritas, Guardian, Principal, and Dentamax

Payment Types Accepted

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  • Discover
  • CareCredit