Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.

For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered?

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

    • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
    • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
    • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
    • To close spaces between teeth
    • To make teeth look longer
    • To change the shape of teeth
    • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
    • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

Call our office at 970-247-4848 to find out how dental bonding with composite resins can improve your smile.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a possible solution to help you achieve the look you desire. They are a popular choice for those with chipped teeth, a gap between teeth, or misshaped teeth.

Dental veneers are thin covers that adhere to teeth to give teeth a more classically shaped look. Second Ave Family Dental offers a variety of dental veneer options to choose from. Talk to your dentist about what’s best for you.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening enhances the brightness of natural teeth, but it’s not for everyone. Discuss it with your Dentist before you take action, especially if you have:

      • Discolored or sensitive teeth
      • White spots or decay on your teeth
      • Infected gums
      • A bridge, crown, or other dental work (especially involving front teeth)

The lifespan of whitened teeth can range from 4-12 months, depending on the type of treatment used and your consumption of food and drink that can easily stain teeth (such as blueberries, coffee, and tea).

To keep your teeth their whitest without undergoing tooth whitening treatment, practice good oral hygiene.

Types of Whiteners

If your Dentist agrees that you are a candidate for tooth whitening, you can choose either an over-the-counter tooth whitening kit or a Dentist-supervised treatment.

Over-The-Counter

If using an over-the-counter whitening kit, choose one approved by the American Dental Association and follow the directions on its package. Store-bought kits require 7-30 days of consistent use for full effect. Individual results can vary.

Dentist-Supervised

Dentist-supervised treatments provide greater tooth whitening results faster than store bought kits. Two types of treatment are available:

      • An in-office treatment typically whitens teeth 5-10 shades.
      • A Dentist-dispensed take-home kit contains a higher concentration of whitening agent than a store-bought kit and is as easy to use. You are likely to be more satisfied with the results of a Dentist-dispensed kit than by a store-bought kit.

In-Office Treatment

After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, your Dentist will tell you whether tooth whitening is a safe option for your smile. If the agreed-upon treatment is an in-office, Dentist-supervised treatment, your Clinician will:

      • Prepare your mouth by covering your lips and gums so that only your teeth are exposed
      • Apply a professional-strength whitening gel to your teeth

Call 2nd Ave Family Dental in Durango today!
(970) 247-4848

Our Doctors proudly provide exceptional preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatment to patients and their families in Durango, the Four Corners area – and beyond!
Schedule your consultation today to discover why Second Ave Family Dental is a great choice for creating world-class smiles – with a universal approach to empathetic dental care!