Dental bonding is one of the more popular cosmetic treatments in dentistry today. It is fast, effective and affordable and can completely change the look of one or several teeth. If you are unhappy with the color, shape or appearance of your teeth, our expert in dental bonding in LA County Dentist can help.
Our LA County Dentist dental bonding expert may recommend dental bonding if you have:
- Chips or cracks
- Small cavities
- Minor cosmetic flaws
- Misshapen teeth
- Worn enamel
- Exposed roots
While generally not appropriate for major smile transformations, dental bonding can often provide patients with drastic results when they have minor imperfections that interfere with their enjoyment of their smiles. The bonding can usually be completed in a single dental appointment and may take just half an hour in many cases.
At your appointment, our expert in dental bonding in LA County Dentist will examine the tooth or teeth that are involved. If there is no decay present, you will generally not need anesthesia. If you do have decay, it will need to be removed before the bonding can be completed.
The tooth may need to be shaped, and an etching liquid will be applied to roughen the surface of the tooth. A conditioning liquid will be used to act as a primer and ensure a secure bond. The dental bonding material will then be applied in layers until it has reached the appropriate shape and size. Our LA County Dentist dental bonding expert will cure the bonding material using a special light, make any necessary adjustments and then polish it to match the rest of the tooth.
Dental bonding may not be appropriate for everyone, but it does offer many benefits, including affordability, speed and attractive results. It can last up to a decade when you brush and floss it properly and visit our dentist as recommended. You may need to avoid certain foods and habits after receiving dental bonding in order to protect the material.
Contact our dentist in LA County Dentist to learn more about dental bonding or to schedule your next dental appointment.