Dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, or have gaps between them. It involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth's surface and then bonding it to the tooth using a special light. At Danny Shiri DDS, dental bonding is a relatively quick and non-invasive procedure that can be completed in a single dental visit.
The Procedure for Dental Bonding
The dental bonding procedure typically does not require anesthesia unless used to fill a decayed tooth. The dentist starts by selecting a shade of resin material that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. The tooth surface is then roughened and conditioned to help the bonding material adhere properly. The dentist applies the resin to the tooth, carefully sculpting and shaping it to achieve the desired shape and appearance. Once the desired shape is achieved, the resin material is hardened using a special curing light. After the bonding material has hardened, the dentist shapes and polishes it to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
The Advantages of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding can enhance the aesthetics of your smile. It can repair chipped or cracked teeth, cover stains or discoloration, close gaps between teeth, and reshape irregularly shaped teeth. The composite resin material used in bonding can be customized to match the color of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking result.
Unlike other cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers or crowns, dental bonding typically does not require the removal of tooth enamel.
Dental bonding can usually be completed in a single dental visit, allowing immediate results.
Preservation of Tooth Structure
In cases where minimal tooth preparation is needed, dental bonding helps preserve the natural tooth structure.
Easy Care and Maintenance
Dental bonding requires regular care and maintenance to ensure longevity. Good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups, are essential. It is important to avoid habits such as biting on hard objects or using teeth as tools to prevent damage to the bonding material. Additionally, staining substances such as coffee, tea, and tobacco should be minimized to maintain the appearance of the bonded teeth.
Dental bonding is a versatile and effective cosmetic dental treatment that can help enhance the appearance of teeth and address various dental concerns. Get in touch with Danny Shiri DDS, at 6310 San Vicente Blvd Ste 295, Los Angeles, CA 90048, or call (323) 935-9102 to determine if dental bonding is a suitable option for you.