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Dental Bonding

Many of us would love to have a more attractive smile. Dental bonding can provide a beautiful, cost-effective solution for individuals with teeth that are slightly discolored, damaged, or misshapen. We invite you to meet Drs. Bryan J. Shanahan and Dr. Ryan Tuinstra in Flagstaff, AZ, about dental bonding to find out whether this simple solution is right for you. The team at Peak Family Dental Care is committed to delivering highly personalized, advanced care in a warm, comfortable environment.

Dental Bonding Benefits

Dental bonding is a simpler and more affordable alternative to the placement of porcelain veneers. In fact, many who feel unsure whether they want to invest in veneers undergo bonding first. Some of the most significant benefits of dental bonding include:

  • Fast treatment: Dental bonding can be accomplished in a single visit. Treatment usually takes about one hour per tooth.
  • Affordability: The cost of dental bonding is significantly less than the cost to place a porcelain veneer. 
  • Results: Although the composite resin material used in dental bonding does not look as realistic as a porcelain veneer, it can produce exceptional results that give your smile a powerful upgrade.
  • Reversible results: Drs. Shanahan and Tuinstra will not need to alter your tooth to place composite resin, meaning the procedure is reversible. Veneers, on the other hand, require the removal of dental tissue, and the treated teeth will always require some kind of restoration.
  • Durability: With proper care, dental bonding results can last up to 10 years.

The Dental Bonding Process

Dental bonding is a relatively fast in-office procedure. It is also well-tolerated by many patients with dental anxiety when they take advantage of our multiple sedation dentistry options.

First, you and your dentist will discuss your ideal outcomes and any concerns. When you have decided that dental bonding is the right fit for your needs, the dentist will select a shade of composite resin that matches the tooth.

Your dentist then applies the resin to the teeth. A curing light is used to strengthen the bond between the resin and the enamel, as well as to harden the bonding material. Finally, the teeth are polished to achieve a natural-looking shine and shape. The outcome is a tooth that looks complete and fits seamlessly with your smile.

Headed by Dr. Shanahan, who has more than 25 years of dental experience, our team is pleased to offer dental bonding to those who want a symmetrical and healthier-looking smile.

Dental Bonding Candidacy

Wondering if dental bonding is right for you? Bonding is often recommended to patients when:

  • They have cracks, damage, discoloration, chips, or decay, but the tooth itself is structurally stable and healthy.
  • They are candidates for porcelain veneers but have a limited budget.
  • They are in good oral health.
  • They prefer a reversible cosmetic option.

Book a Consultation Today

Headed by Dr. Shanahan, who has more than 25 years of dental experience, our team is pleased to offer dental bonding to those who want a symmetrical and healthier-looking smile. New and existing patients can contact us by calling (928) 774-2500 or scheduling a consultation online.

Let us answer any questions you have!

This is the best dental office I have ever been to...and believe me I have been to A LOT over the past 10 years!. Each staff member is super friendly and the Dr. Shanahan is an amazing dentist! I highly recommend!

-Kara M.
Flagstaff, AZ