Do you have stained or discolored teeth and want a quick cosmetic dental treatment that will brighten your smile? Tooth bonding can lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. Using a composite resin that is adhered to and shaped to teeth, tooth bonding can last patients for years with proper dental care.
Tooth bonding can be used to address teeth that are:
This treatment can also be used to stabilize the tooth root for a healthier tooth structure. The tooth structure is integral to the health of teeth and gums and helps teeth withstand biting and chewing forces.
Is Tooth Bonding Right for Me?
Tooth bonding is a cosmetic solution that is often used to treat minor to moderate tooth damage. In cases of severe tooth damage, Dr. Karim Naguib may also recommend dental crowns or tooth extraction. Before treatment, Dr. Naguib will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration.
For example, tooth bonding is ideal for teeth with small chips or breaks. The bonding material is malleable, which means it can be shaped to make your tooth look full and natural again. Where there was once a chip, you now have material that’s shaped like the rest of your teeth. The bonding material is also color-matched, meaning it’ll blend in with the rest of your tooth.
Tooth bonding can also be an option to get a whiter smile. With deep staining, traditional teeth whitening methods may not be a good solution. Porcelain veneers are an option, but they’re also more expensive and are permanent, which you may not be ready to commit to. Since bonding material can be color-matched to any shade, it’s a cost-effective solution to whiten these problem teeth that haven’t responded to other methods.
If you think that you would be a good candidate for tooth bonding, call our dentists in Lancaster, CA at (661) 948-6700 or our dentists in Palmdale, CA at (661) 273-6565. Our professional dental team will be happy to help you through every step of the treatment process.
Tooth Bonding Treatment
The tooth bonding process begins when Dr. Naguib prepares the tooth or teeth that are receiving the tooth bonding material. During tooth preparation, a small part of the tooth structure is removed. This is done so that the composite resin can adhere to the surface of your teeth.
The resin is then applied, shaped to the tooth, and cured using a special bonding light. The tooth is then shined for a natural and brighter look. After treatment, it is best to schedule regular dental checkups. Our professional team can help you maintain the health and appearance of your smile during these appointments.
Request an Appointment Today
Improve the aesthetics of your smile with cosmetic tooth bonding treatment at Premier Dental Care. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
How long does tooth bonding last?
Tooth bonding isn’t considered a permanent solution. The length of time it lasts depends on how well it’s taken care of. On average, tooth bonding can last anywhere from 3-10 years before it needs to be touched up.
Do I have to wait to eat after dental bonding?
No, you should be set to eat or drink right after your visit. However, you may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold where the bonding material is at first.
Is there anything I can’t do with dental bonding?
The composite resin that’s used as bonding material can stain pretty easily. Try to avoid foods that can stain easily, such as coffee, wine, berries, and bright-colored candies.