See an immediate improvement in your smile with dental bonding – San Diego cosmetic dentist

See an immediate improvement in your smile with dental bonding – San Diego cosmetic dentist

Most people want the fastest results from their cosmetic dentistry treatments. For those with relatively small imperfections in their smiles, dental bonding can provide the fastest way to improve your smile. There’s virtually no discomfort involved.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding uses a material called composite resin to alter the appearance of teeth. This is the same tooth-colored material that most dentists now use for fillings. In addition to restoring a tooth that has been damaged by decay, the same material can also be used to reshape a tooth by adding a bit of volume. Your San Diego cosmetic dentist will mix the composite so that the color exactly matches the tooth, cleans and prepares the tooth, and then applies the composite. After it’s hardened with a light, it resembles natural tooth enamel nearly exactly.

One of the main advantages of bonding is that it doesn’t cause discomfort. The composite is added to the tooth structure, but nothing is removed. This makes the use of local anesthesia unnecessary during the bonding procedure. You’ll be able to leave the office with your new smile, with no need to build in recovery time from the numbness. This is the most convenient possible cosmetic dentistry procedure.

What kinds of problems can dental bonding remedy?

Dental bonding can be used to add small amounts of volume to reshape or enlarge teeth in several different ways. Bonding is the best way to fix chips in teeth, particularly in the highly visible front teeth. It’s very common for teeth to be chipped by certain foods, in sports or play, or just during daily life. Bonding can quickly restore these chipped teeth.

Small gaps between teeth can also be remedied by bonding, by adding composite to the side surface of each tooth. This is an option for those who don’t have alignment issues with the bite, but just want the appearance of a perfect smile. It’s very common to have a small gap between the two front teeth. Bonding can close that gap in just a few minutes. (For those who have other alignment problems, Invisalign is a great option for discreetly straightening the teeth.)

Teeth that are too small can also be visually enlarged by bonding. Sometimes, just one tooth may appear too small to fit in well with the others. In other cases, many or even all of the teeth may be too small. Your cosmetic dentist can make a treatment to create the well-balanced smile you desire by adding volume to the teeth that need it.

Similarly, a tooth with a discolored or faded spot can be restored through bonding. The resin is applied on the surface of the tooth to bring it back to the even color you desire. This is not the best option for overall whitening of all of your teeth, but can work well for certain problem areas.

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If you have some of these cosmetic issues with your teeth, you should talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out what your options are. Dental bonding may allow you to walk out of the dentist’s office with your new smile in just one visit.

If you’re looking for a San Diego cosmetic dentist who offers composite bonding along with other advanced dentistry techniques, please visit us at La Jolla Center for Advanced Dentistry. Contact us to schedule your appointment.

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