Cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, or stains can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. Dental bondings are cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that enhance your smile’s appearance. They can alter the size, shape, and shade of teeth to match your unique facial features. At Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S. in Placerville, California, we provide efficient dental bonding procedures to repair your teeth cost-effectively.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bondings are composed of resin materials, applied and bonded to an impaired tooth. Also called composite bonding, they help improve the appearance of a chipped or discolored tooth or are used functionally to fill a cavity in a tooth. The resin is customized to your tooth color, so it looks natural and appealing while concealing your cosmetic flaws. Dental bonding offers a quick and inexpensive way to fix teeth or improve a smile.
What Are the Uses of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding can repair the tooth with minor cracks or chips. They improve the aesthetics of chipped teeth and strengthen them and prevent further breakage.
Composite bondings can lengthen your tooth or widen it using a resin material. This treatment is an effective way to improve your smile’s proportionality and symmetry.
When a tooth is slightly crooked, bonding material can be placed to correct the alignment.
If there are gaps between the teeth, composite bondings can be added to close the unattractive spaces.
Dental bonding can help you achieve a bright, white smile, especially if you have severe tooth staining or internal discoloration. For patients who have recently undertaken orthodontic treatment, bonding can help conceal tooth color inconsistencies at the brackets site.
How Is Dental Bonding Done?
A dental bonding procedure can be done in one office visit involving thirty minutes. The impaired teeth can be prepared and bonded quickly without using anesthesia. Our dentist, Dr. Anderson, will evaluate your oral concerns and determine if dental bondings will resolve your problem. The bonding process will involve the following steps.
- The shade of the resin is chosen to match your tooth.
- A liquid solution is applied over the tooth to roughen the surface. This won’t damage the tooth, but it will help the resin material to adhere firmly to its surface.
- We will mold and shape the resin around the areas of the tooth that need to be concealed.
- Once the resin is appropriately shaped, we will direct a laser over the tooth to harden the resin into position.
- Some extra pruning may be necessary after the resin is hardened.
- The resin will be polished so that it matches your natural tooth enamel.
To learn more about our dental bonding treatments, visit our office, Robert E. Anderson, D.D.S., at 4300 Golden Center Dr, Suite G, in Placerville, CA 95667. You can also reach us at (530) 622-9068.