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Dental Bonding
Dentist Woodland, CA

Blonde-haired woman smiling in a dental chair, before treatment.Dental bonding is a treatment option in adhesive dentistry: a dental discipline concerned with adhesion to the dentin and enamel of natural teeth. A dental bonding procedure involves the application of a tooth-tinted plastic resin material to the teeth and curing it with a blue light beam. The beam bonds the material to the tooth, ultimately improving its appearance. Bonding is intended for operative, preventive, pediatric, prosthodontic, orthodontic, and aesthetic purposes in dentistry. Visit us at Beautiful Smiles to get your natural teeth improved via bonding.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding, also referred to as teeth bonding, or composite bonding, is a cosmetic procedure for improving your smile. The dentist uses tooth-colored resin material to change the affected tooth's color, size, and shape. The process is mainly used to conceal cracks and chips in your teeth, close down spaces and gaps between your teeth, and camouflage tooth discoloration. The best thing is that the process is completely reversible. Visit to get more information about dental bonding.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Many benefits accrue due to dental bonding procedures.

The bonding procedure helps correct various cosmetic imperfections such as gaps, cracks, chips, and discoloration. In addition, dental bonding is a quick procedure that only requires only one dental visit to complete. The teeth bonding procedure usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes to complete per tooth.

It is the easiest and least costly aesthetic dental procedure. Unlike dental restorations like crowns that have to be made beforehand, bonding is usually done in one office appointment unless it involves several teeth.

Anesthesia is also unnecessary unless it involves other procedures like cavity treatment.

Another advantage of bonding is that less tooth enamel is extracted, unlike veneers.

Dental bonding is long-lasting since it can last up to 10 years before it needs replacement or repair.

Furthermore, the procedure is cost-effective compared to other cosmetic procedures.

The Dental Bonding Procedure Explained

Before the actual dental bonding, you will discuss with your dentist your cosmetic goals. The dentist will then examine your gums and teeth to ensure you are fit for the procedure. We will then take X-rays for further testing. If you suffer from any severe gum disease, tooth decay, or other health issues, we will recommend that you receive treatment for these problems first.

The dentist will use a shade guide to pick a composite resin material that blends closely with your natural teeth. We will then clean the tooth thoroughly to provide a clean surface for the bonding. Your dentist will then further prepare the tooth by roughening it and then applying a conditioning liquid to ensure the bonding material sticks as required. This step is vital in ensuring the resin adheres to the tooth surface properly and securely. Anesthesia is usually not necessary unless the bonding is used to fill up a cavity or fix a chip close to a nerve. The doctor will apply the composite resin material, mold and contour it to the preferred shape and then polish it. They will cure the material using a special curing light to harden the bonding. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments such as further trimming, contouring, and polishing to match the bonding sheen to the entire natural dentin surface. We want to ensure your tooth looks as natural as possible. The entire procedure can take up to one hour, and it is not painful.

Types of Problems Dental Bonding Can Fix

Dental bonding is widely used for cosmetic purposes. Bonding helps improve the shape of teeth, substitute amalgam restorations for aesthetic purposes and protect an exposed tooth due to gum recession. They also help improve a discolored tooth look and close teeth gaps and make teeth look elongated. Dental bonding can also repair destroyed and chipped or broken teeth.

Comparing Dental Bonding to Other Cosmetic Treatments

Dental bonding is minimally invasive. Unlike dental crowns and porcelain veneers that need massive tooth alteration, dental bonding does not need enamel removal.

Dental bonding is quick and can be done on the same day as your office visit. Dental veneers, crowns, bridges, and most other dental restorations and cosmetic treatments, on the other hand, take multiple appointments.

On the downside, dental bonding is prone to staining compared to crowns. Bonding is also not a long-term approach to restoring teeth compared to fillings and crowns as it can break off and chip off the tooth surface. These limitations make dental bonding best suited for cosmetic rather than other dental purposes like restoration and prevention. They can be used in the short-term treatment of aesthetic issues and correcting low bite force, preferably in front teeth.

Once the process is through, the dentist will advise you to practice good oral hygiene. The longevity of dental bonding depends on the oral care given. It is important to follow a regular dental routine of brushing and flossing daily and avoiding overconsumption of staining foods and drinks, especially for the first two days after the procedure. These include coffee, tea, alcohol, and cigarette smoke.

The bonding material can be compromised by biting on ice, hard candies, and sharp objects. Be sure to rinse your mouth with water once you consume acidic foods.

If you participate in contact sports, protect yourself using a sports mouthguard. Also, ensure you prevent teeth grinding and clenching with a nightguard.

Be sure to visit us regularly for routine teeth cleanings and general check-ups.

It is important to visit the dentist if you notice sharp edges or sensitivity on the tooth or are experiencing any other discomfort. Also, if the bonding breaks or chips, be sure to schedule a visit with us in order to get a replacement or another restorative option like veneers.

Dental Bonding with Beautiful Smiles

will give you more details about dental bonding. Call us today at (530) 206-9211 to schedule your dental bonding appointment.
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James Yang, DDS

255 W Court St., Suite E Woodland,
CA 95695-2986

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