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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is designed to restore the natural appearance of teeth by correcting:

Gapped

Gaps

Chipped

Chips

Misshapen

Misshapen

Cracked

Cracked

Dental bonding can significantly improve your smile by filling in gaps, chips, or cracks in the teeth. It can also lengthen teeth that are too short or correct teeth that are misshapen. Dental bonding makes an excellent cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings and is commonly used for small cosmetic changes, temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and correction of teeth in areas of low bite pressure. It is a quick and painless procedure that can be reversed if desired.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding

  • Fills in gaps, chips, or cracks
  • Lengthens teeth
  • Corrects misshapen teeth
  • Repairs decayed teeth (fills cavities)
  • Improves discolored teeth

How Dental Bonding Works

Dental Bonding

Anesthesia is not needed except for cases where dental bonding is being used to fill a cavity. Dr. Sands will choose the shade of bonding that matches perfectly with your natural tooth color. He begins the procedure by lightly etching the tooth surface, where he will place a bonding liquid that will hold the plastic resin in place. The plastic resin is applied to the area, sculpted into the desired shape, and hardened with a special light. Dr. Sands will continue to trim, shape, and polish the material until it matches the sheen of the rest of the tooth’s surface. Since the material used for dental bonding is not as strong as tooth enamel and is more likely to stain, chip, or break than natural teeth, it may need to be replaced after several years. For a long-lasting solution to chips and gaps or correction to more than a couple of teeth, porcelain veneers are the best option.


Dental Bonding FAQs

How long does a dental bonding procedure take?

Depending on the extent of correction needed, dental bonding can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes per tooth. This includes the time needed for the composite material to harden.

What is used to harden the composite resin?

Ultraviolet light or lasers are used to harden composite resin, which strengthens the material while allowing it to hold its shape.

Do bonded teeth require specialized care?

Your normal oral hygiene routine is adequate to care for bonded teeth. You should brush twice daily and floss at least once per day. However, your teeth will be more prone to breaking or chipping, so avoid chewing on overly hard food or objects.

How long does dental bonding last?

The lifespan of your dental bonding will depend on the quality of care they receive. Dental bonding can last anywhere between 3 and 10 years.

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Request an appointment for a complimentary consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Sands, or feel free to call our Los Angeles (north of Orange County) office at (310) 273-0111 for more information.