Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a composite material to “bond” to an existing tooth. The bonding material is a resin composite that can be shaded to match the exact color of your tooth. It can also be shaped and polished to look like your natural tooth enamel.
At Berbos Dentistry, bonding is used to fill in small gaps, improve the appearance of a chipped tooth, or mask discoloration. It can also be used to fill in between teeth that are misaligned.
Why Choose Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a great option for fixing several cosmetic issues. It’s versatile and can fix virtually any cosmetic issue. It can be used to fix stains, chips, and irregularities. It’s also ideal for fixing minor misalignments, gaps, and cracks in teeth. It can even be used to fix small fractures in teeth.
What Does Bonding Treatment Involve?
Bonding treatment involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the teeth. This material bonds to the enamel of the teeth, creating a strong, durable, invisible restoration.
The resin material comes in a variety of shades and bonds to the teeth by matching the color of the enamel. The resin material can be customized to match the color of any patient’s teeth. The bonding treatment is completed in one appointment and does not require the use of an anesthetic.
The Advantages of Bonding
Many patients choose dental bonding because it requires minimal disruption to their daily routine. It can usually be completed in a single appointment without anesthesia. No tooth structure has to be removed, since the composite material directly adheres to the tooth. This also means there is no waiting time for the bonding material to harden, as it would be with veneers.
Dental bonding is more cost-effective for patients. While other procedures require lengthy sessions, dental bonding can be finished in less than an hour. This keeps patients from having to pay for multiple appointments.
Dental Bonding Aftercare Tips
To protect the tooth’s enamel, avoid chewing on hard objects like pens or ice. The bonding material may be more susceptible to cracking or staining than natural teeth.
Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Brushing too hard could scratch the bonding material, which can leave it more vulnerable to staining.
Visit your dentist in Fullerton CA for regular checkups. The dentist can check the bonding material to ensure that it’s still in good condition and looking its best.
To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, visit Berbos Dentistry at 1321 N. Harbor Blvd, Suite 306, Fullerton 92835, or call (714) 526-4867.