Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored resin to the teeth. Bonding can be used to repair damaged teeth, change the appearance of your smile, close gaps, or cover stains or discoloration.
The resin used for bonding is color-matched to your teeth, so it blends in with your smile. There's no need to be self-conscious about this treatment because you won't be able to tell where the bonding ends and your natural tooth begins; that's how well it blends.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
To begin the dental bonding procedure, we will first choose the correct shade of composite resin. This shade will blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. Then, we will apply the resin to the affected tooth and shape it into place. Once the resin has been shaped, we will harden it in place with a special light. This hardened resin will look and feel just like your natural tooth enamel.
Dental bonding is often performed immediately after a tooth has been treated for a cavity. The tooth can be protected with a dental filling, and bonded resin material can be blended into the tooth to provide an aesthetic result. Dental bonding can also be used to conceal minor chips or discoloration in otherwise healthy teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Dental bonding is a treatment that can fix superficial stains. If you have a tooth that's discolored due to aging, coffee, soda, or wine, bonding can help.
- Bonding can also be used to repair minor defects, such as a slightly chipped or cracked tooth.
- Dental bonding is the most affordable cosmetic treatment.
- Once your tooth has been bonded, it will be resistant to staining. However, you should still brush and floss regularly, avoid tobacco, and eat a healthy diet.
- You can maintain the results for years to come.
- Dental bonding is a non-invasive, quick procedure that does not require shots or drills.
- Your dentist can apply dental bonding without any sedation or stitches. The entire treatment can be completed in a single dental visit.
- Your dentist will use a shade guide to match the composite resin to your tooth color.
- You will experience minimal bleeding, discomfort, and quick recovery time.
Call us at (818) 789-2034 or schedule an online appointment to have a consultation with Dr. Daniel Tebbi at our practice in Encino, CA.