ental bondings are procedure in which composite resin is applied to teeth to repair damage or correct cosmetic flaws. It can be applied right in our office in a single appointment and can improve the appearance of your smile. Our Los Angeles dental bondings expert can help you decide if you are a candidate for dental bondings. One of the least expensive cosmetic and restorative treatments, dental bondings can be used to make a variety of changes to your teeth including:
• Changing the shape or color of your teeth
• Concealing chips, worn enamel, or other flaws
• Closing gaps between teeth
• Restoring cavities
• Have avoided dental treatment for years or waited until you were in unbearable pain to seek help
• Protecting exposed roots
If you are a candidate for dental bonding, our expert in dental bondings in Los Angeles will begin by matching the tooth-colored resin to your teeth. The resin comes in many shades so that it can match the exact shade of your enamel for a more natural look. Most patients need no anesthesia unless the bonding is being used to fill a cavity. Cavities will need to be cleaned and prepared before the bonding can be placed.
Our Los Angeles dental bondings expert will then gently abrade the surface of the tooth to create a rougher texture which will help the bonding material adhere securely. Special priming liquid is then painted onto the tooth before the putty-like composite resin is applied, molded, and smoothed into the proper tooth shape. A special light cures the composite so that it is hard and securely bonded to the tooth.
Our expert in dental bondings in Los Angeles can further refine the shape and fit of the bonding to fit your bite and match your other teeth, and it can be polished to more closely resemble natural dental enamel. A single tooth can be bonded in about 30 minutes, but if you have several teeth that are being treated, we may recommend more than one appointment for your comfort. Contact us today to find out more about how dental bondings can improve your smile or to schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.