Do you have a little chip or gap in your smile? Maybe you have a spot or stain that does not respond to whitening. These small flaws might be a lot easier to fix than you ever imagined. Dental bonding is a fast, easy way to fix little flaws without completely changing your teeth. Our Los Angeles dental bonding dentist can help you decide if dental bonding is right for you.
Dental bonding uses the same composite material that is used to create tooth-colored fillings. This resin is strong and durable, and when it is cured, it looks just like dental enamel. Our expert in dental bonding in Los Angeles may recommend bonding if you have a small flaw or a few small flaws on otherwise healthy teeth that are free of any major problems.
Dental Bonding Los Angeles
This procedure can be used alone, or it can be combined with other treatments or procedures in a smile makeover. Our Los Angeles dental bonding dentist can finish the bonding in about an hour in most cases. We begin by cleaning the tooth and gently roughening the surface of the tooth. As long as the tooth is not decayed, there is usually no need for anesthetic because no tooth structure will be removed. A priming or conditioning liquid is applied to the tooth to prepare it for the bonding material.
Our expert in dental bonding in Los Angeles chooses the resin in a shade that matches the color of your teeth closely and applies it in thin layers over the prepared tooth. Each layer is cured before the next layer is applied and shaped. Once the bonding has reached its full size and shape, it will be cured, trimmed and shaped again and then polished to match the surface of the tooth.
You will take care of your bonded tooth just like you take care of your other teeth. Brush and floss after meals to keep the tooth clean and healthy. Visit us for professional cleanings and checkups. Call us today to learn more about dental bonding and other cosmetic procedures or to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles.