Bonding is the most affordable, least complex, and least invasive cosmetic dental procedures that can restore your cracked, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth back to brilliant white pearls.
Bonding involves applying tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the affected tooth. This procedure requires the least amount of preparation, and anesthesia is often not needed, except if the tooth is sensitive or decayed.
What Cases Require Bonding?
Dental bonding can be considered in cases which require:
What Does a Bonding Procedure Involve?
At Sabeti Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Shohreh Sabeti uses a shade guide to select the color of the composite resin that will match the color of the tooth.
Once that is done, we will lightly scrape the surface of your tooth so that the bonding sticks appropriately to it. The tooth is then covered with a conditioning liquid. We will then apply putty-like resin to the surface of the teeth. The resin is shaped and molded and then cured with ultraviolet light so that it hardens quickly.
Once the bonding resin hardens, we will trim off the excess substance and polish the bonded material until it shines like your natural teeth. A bonding procedure on a single tooth is typically finished within a single hour.
If you want to ensure your bonding lasts a long time, avoid smoking, red wine, tea, coffee, and cola as they can darken your teeth. Also, brush your teeth diligently and do not miss your dental check-up appointments.
Benefits of Bonding
Bonding treatment has several benefits:
Cons of Bonding
Bonding also has a few limitations:
Risks of Bonding
Dental bonding does not have any major risks or complications. Note that composite resin bonding is not as strong as your natural tooth and may chip off from your tooth, especially if you chew on hard stuff, like ice, pencil stubs, or your fingernails.
If you think your tooth/teeth are unsightly and will benefit with a bonding treatment, call us at (310) 707-1577 and schedule an appointment today.