Now you can smile with confidence!
If your teeth are chipped or discolored, odds are that they have also caused a dent on your confidence. It’s about time you turn to dental bonding as a cosmetic procedure to be able to flash your pearly whites with panache!
What is Dental Bonding?
Sometimes also referred to as composite bonding, it is a cosmetic procedure that is used to enhance your smile. With the application of a tooth-colored resin, the dentist can give the color, size & shape of your teeth, a new facelift. Dental Bonding is recommended when you suffer from:
- Cracked teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshaped teeth, and more.
Advantages of Dental Bonding
A frequently performed procedure, it offers many advantages including but not limited to:
- It is a minimally invasive procedure & does not require removal of enamel.
- It is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures.
- It is an answer to a wide variety of issues such as chips, discoloration & more
- It is quick, convenient & typically requires a single visit.
- It is a reversible procedure which means that you can get the resin removed whenever you want.
Difference between Dental Bonding & Veneers
- Dental veneers adhere to the front surface of your teeth. In order to place them however, some amount of enamel needs to be removed from your natural teeth. This is not required in case of bonding
- Veneers are not reversible but dental bonding is.
What is the procedure for dental bonding?
The dentist will prepare your tooth, wherein the surface of the tooth is roughened & a conditioning liquid is applied. Next, the composite resin material that matches the color of your teeth is applied and smoothened to the shape desired. A curing light is next used so that the resin binds with the surface of the tooth. Finally the tooth is polished to give it a shine.
The process is not painful at all. All you may experience is temporary sensitivity after the procedure.
Types of Dental Bonding
There are broadly two types of procedures. These include:
This is a common type of bonding that works well for minor issues. In this process the dentist applies the resin to the affected area. The use of a UV light will then harden the resin.
In this process, instead of applying the material directly to the teeth, an inlay is first made. The mold created is then sent to a lab. The bespoke inlay once received from the lab is then applied to the tooth. This method is typically used for more severe tooth issues.
Dental Bonding After Care
All you need to do after a dental bonding procedure is to maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste & flossing once daily is imperative. Regular visits to the dentist are recommended.
Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for dental bonding in Pleasanton?
At Dental Oasis Family Dentistry, we have highly experienced dentists who make sure that your dental bonding procedure is seamless. Known for our professional as well as compassionate services, we are the go-to option when it comes to the highest quality dental care.
Book your dental bonding appointment now!
Want to get rid of your chipped and misshaped teeth? Dental bonding can be the best available option for you. When you visit our dental office, we review all the available options and create a suitable procedure to make your smile more attractive. If you want to make your smile whiten and attractive, call us at 925 846 4491 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the following button to schedule an appointment.
We look forward to caring for your smile!
Traditional Orthodontics FAQs
1. What is dental bonding?
Essentially it refers to the use of special composites to repair a damaged tooth. The composite is hardened using ultraviolet light & the tooth is shaped as desired. It does not involve removing of the natural enamel of your tooth.
2. What is the recovery time after dental bonding?
Dental bonding does not require any recovery time. You can resume normal activities immediately. There could be temporary sensitivity for which your dentist could recommend medication.
3. Do teeth need special care after dental bonding?
No. All you need to do is to practice good oral hygiene. Brushing & flossing diligently is recommended. You also need to see your dentist for regular check ups & cleaning.
You need to make sure you do not bite on finger nails, chew pens etc. If at all you notice any sharp edges on the tooth, do contact your dentist.
4. How long does dental bonding last?
Typically it lasts anywhere between 3 to 10 years before it needs any touching up. The longevity largely depends on your oral habits.
5. Is bonding good for your teeth?
Dental bonding does not pose any risks to your oral health if you have healthy teeth & gums. However, if you suffer from gum disease and tooth decay, you may need to undergo other treatment before dental bonding.
6. Is bonding a permanent option?
No. It can be reversed at any time.
7. Will people be able to tell that the tooth was bonded?
No. The composite resin is chosen to match the color of your teeth hence it is very hard to make out that the tooth has been bonded.
8. Will I need multiple visits to the dentist?
No. The procedure is quick & is completed in a single visit unless you have severe issues for which an indirect bonding method is used, which requires two visits.
9. How long does tooth bonding take?
Typically it takes 30 minutes per tooth.
10. How can I reach you for a procedure?
You can call us at 925-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.