The appearance of your teeth is important in many ways – it affects your confidence and can impact how others view you. At Scripps Poway Dental Care, we work to enhance patient smiles and improve their appearance with dental bonding. Bonding is a safe procedure that is done in our office in San Diego, CA, to give patients the smile they deserve and correct cosmetic issues with teeth.
Dental bonding is used to fix problems with the enamel and improve the look of your smile. Composite resin is used during the procedure that matches the color of your teeth, giving patients a natural-looking smile without imperfections. Minor dental issues can be corrected, such as chips or cracks in teeth, restoring the beauty of your smile in just one dental visit.
Bonding is often recommended for patients that have small problems with the look of their teeth. Structural issues can be addressed as well, such as small fractures in teeth. Bonding is versatile and can sometimes take the place of a filling.
Your dentist will first examine the teeth to determine how beneficial dental bonding would be to your oral health. Once your dentist determines that you qualify for dental bonding, a shade of composite resin will be chosen that blends in with the color of your natural teeth. The tooth will be prepared, and its surface will be roughed in order to make it easier for the bonding material to adhere to the tooth.
The material is then applied by your dentist and molded into a shape and size that resembles your teeth. A curing light is used to harden the material, and your dentist will trim and shape the material so that it looks more like your biological teeth. The process is quick, with each tooth taking about 10 minutes.