If you have cracked, chipped, or discolored teeth, a cosmetic dental procedure like dental bonding will give your pearly white smile back and boost your confidence.
What is Bonding?
Also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding, we use a tooth-colored composite resin to restore one or more of your chipped teeth. This cost-effective solution is affordable than other dental procedures like veneers and crowns. You can visit our clinic; we will examine your mouth and find out whether you are a candidate for this procedure or not.
When Do I Need Bonding?
- We will recommend bonding if you have decayed or damaged teeth.
- Bonding is used to restore chipped or cracked teeth.
- You can improve the appearance of your discolored teeth with dental bonding.
- Dental bonding is used to close the gaps between your teeth.
- We may also suggest this procedure to make your teeth look longer or to replace amalgam fillings.
- Tooth bonding is also recommended in all cases where you want to protect the exposed portion of your tooth root.
What is the Procedure?
Tooth bonding is a less-invasive procedure that takes around 30-60 minutes to complete.
- You can book an appointment with us, and we will examine your teeth with the help of a shade guide to select a composite resin to match the appearance of the rest of your teeth.
- Your teeth are roughened, after which a conditioning liquid is applied. After this, we use a composite resin and apply it to your broken teeth.
- Using a special light, we will harden the resin to bond it properly to your teeth. The last step of the procedure includes trimming, shaping, and polishing the material to match your natural teeth.
What is the After-Care of the Procedure?
It is essential to follow a good dental care routine like brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Include flossing into your oral care, particularly after eating your meals, to remove the accumulation of food residues from your mouth.
Apart from brushing and flossing, we also recommend visiting our clinic for regular check-ups and examinations. Tooth bonding is prone to chipping. Thus, avoid habits such as chewing on pens, biting your fingernails, or ice and other hard foods. Visit us at once if you notice sharp edges on your bonded teeth.
If you take proper care of your teeth and maintain oral care, your tooth bonding can last for as long as 5-10 years.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Pleasanton, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Dogra. Please call us at (925) 600-9006 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.