Dental bonding is a procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the teeth in order to reshape them and improve certain imperfections. Our Los Angeles dental bonding expert may recommend the treatment for a patient who has decayed teeth, chipped teeth, discolored teeth, spaces between teeth, misshapen teeth, or misaligned teeth. Dental bonding can also serve the functional purpose of covering up the roots of a tooth if they have been exposed due to gum recession.
Our expert in dental bonding in Los Angeles highly recommends the procedure to certain patients because it is easy to perform and it is less expensive than other treatments. Unlike veneers, crowns, or implants, dental bonding does not require any of your natural tooth structure to be altered in order to be applied. Because none of your teeth have to be trimmed, the procedure generally does not call for any anesthesia or sedation unless you suffer from dental anxiety and need to feel relaxed. And the bonding can be completed in a single visit, so you do not have to worry about scheduling multiple appointments with our Los Angeles dental bonding expert.
Dental Bonding Los Angeles
In terms of preparation, very little is needed in order to affix the bonding material to the teeth. You will decide with our expert in dental bonding in Los Angeles what the best shade for the bonding will be since you will want it to blend in with the rest of your teeth. The surface of the tooth will need to be roughened, and a conditioning liquid will be applied. The resin will then be applied, molded, and smoothed onto the surface of the tooth, and an ultraviolet light will be shone on the tooth so that the material will be hardened. After it is hardened, our dentist in Los Angeles can trim and make any slight alterations so that it reaches the desired shape.
For most patients the procedure will take between 30 to 60 minutes. Teeth with a dental bonding do not require any special care afterwards. You should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing your teeth twice every day. And continue to schedule dental check-ups so that our dentist can ensure your bonding is remaining strong.