Our San Ramon cosmetic dentists are highly qualified to complete a vast array of dental procedures. Dental bonding is a very helpful and common procedure at our San Ramon dentist office. Dental bonding is typically used as a solution to stained, broken, and/or chipped teeth.
Dental bonding involves the use of composite-resin, the same material used for a tooth-colored filling. This material is bonded directly onto the teeth. It is a great, inexpensive procedure used to fix many small dental problems.
The procedure involves roughening the surface of the teeth so that the composite resin-material stays attached better. Then, the composite-resin material will be placed over the teeth, shaped as desired, and cured using a special light.
Many patients prefer dental bonding when the procedure is possible because it is an affordable procedure and can usually be completed within one dental visit. The entire procedure typically takes between 30-60 minutes.
Dental bonding may not be the best procedure for you if you hope to whiten all of your teeth. It helps to conceal metal fillings and small stains, but it cannot whiten all of the teeth. It may also not be the best choice if you wanted something extremely durable. Often bonding procedures need to be re-done every few years or so.
Dental bondings are more likely to stain. For this reason, if you do have dental bondings, we recommend cutting back on foods and beverages that are dark in color; such as coffee, tea, and red wine. It is also encouraged to avoid tobacco and tobacco-related products if you wish to keep the bondings as white as possible.
If you have a gap between your teeth dental bonding is a great solution. It can be used for that and much more. To learn if dental bonding is the best cosmetic dentistry procedure for you contact us today. Call (925) 804-6440 to schedule an appointment for your dental bonding, or to see if dental bonding is right for you.