Tooth Bonding Palmdale & Lancaster, CA

Stained or discolored teeth impact the look of your smile. One or several stained teeth can make all your teeth look dull. Discolored teeth can also make you look older. Try dental bonding for a quick cosmetic dental treatment to brighten your smile. Premier Dental Care provides tooth bonding in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA.

Tooth bonding can lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades. During bonding treatment, we adhere a composite resin to teeth and shape them to create a natural look. Teeth bonding can also last for years with proper dental care.

Tooth Bonding in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA

What Can Tooth Bonding Treat?

Patients who receive bonding treatment benefit from improved appearance and function. Tooth bonding can address these cosmetic problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Tooth stains
  • Short teeth
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Black triangles
  • Misshapen teeth

This treatment can also stabilize the tooth root for a healthier tooth structure. The tooth structure is integral to the health of teeth and gums. It helps teeth withstand biting and chewing forces.

Dental bonding is best for one or several teeth. Bonding can add structure to chipped or cracked teeth and lengthen short teeth. Teeth bonding can also change the shade of stained teeth. 

Is Tooth Bonding Right for Me?

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic solution that can 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, considering your budget, goals, and health. For example, tooth bonding is ideal for teeth with small chips or breaks. We can shape the bonding material 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. We also use color-match bonding material to ensure it blends in with the rest of your teeth.

Tooth bonding is also a great option if you want a whiter smile. With deep staining, traditional teeth whitening methods may not be a good solution. Bonding can cover one or more stained teeth for a more balanced look.

Porcelain veneers are an alternative to dental bonding. However, they are also more expensive and permanent. You must be committed to wearing veneers or covering your teeth with another treatment because we prepare your teeth for veneers. 

Dental bonding is a more cost-effective solution than veneers. Bonding can whiten problem teeth that do not respond to other methods. We can color-match tooth bonding material to any shade.

Tooth Bonding Treatment in Palmdale and Lancaster, CA

Before teeth bonding treatment, we will ensure you do not have cavities or tooth decay. We may recommend pretreatment like root canal or gum disease therapy to ensure your health. 

The tooth bonding process begins when Dr. Naguib cleans and prepares the tooth or teeth that receive the tooth bonding material. Our dentist removes a small part of the tooth structure during tooth preparation. 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, schedule regular dental checkups. Our professional team can help you maintain the health and appearance of your smile during these appointments.

Tooth Bonding FAQs

Learn more about tooth bonding in Lancaster and Palmdale, CA, with answers to these commonly asked questions:

How long does tooth bonding last?

Dentists do not consider tooth bonding a permanent solution. The time it lasts depends on how well you handle the bonding. On average, tooth bonding can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years before our dentist will need to touch it up.

Do I have to wait to eat after dental bonding?

No, you should be able to eat or drink right after your visit. However, you may initially experience some sensitivity to hot or cold. Be careful with your newly bonded teeth to minimize pain or sensitivity after treatment. 

Is there anything I can’t do with dental bonding?

The composite resin that dentists use as bonding material can stain pretty easily. Avoid foods that can stain easily, such as coffee, wine, berries, and bright-colored candies. We recommend avoiding bad oral health habits, including nail biting or using teeth as tools. Too much pressure on your teeth can chip or crack your bonding.

Will dental insurance cover tooth bonding?

Perhaps. Insurance coverage for dental bonding depends heavily on the reason for the procedure and your coverage with your specific plan. Some patients have benefits with their insurance that can reduce the out-of-pocket cost of dental bonding for chips and cracks in the teeth. Most dental insurance policies do not provide coverage if your tooth bonding is primarily for aesthetic purposes.

Is teeth bonding a permanent solution?

Dental bonding is not a permanent solution. However, it can last many years with proper care. Bonding material can stain and may eventually fall off the tooth. Many patients will often enjoy their restoration for several years before needing it removed and replaced by the dentist.

Is a dental bonding procedure painful?

Our dentist wants all treatments to be comfortable. Most dentists perform procedures with local anesthetic and sometimes sedation, depending on the discomfort one may experience. When preparing for tooth bonding, a local injection for anesthetic ensures you do not feel pain during treatment. The injection wears off after the procedure, ensuring patients are comfortable from start to finish.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Improve the look of your smile with cosmetic bonding treatment at Premier Dental Care. Call our Lancaster, CA, dentist’s office at (661) 948-6700. You can schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist’s office. To contact our Palmdale, CA, dentist office, call (661) 273-6565. You may also schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist’s office here.

Please let us know if you have more questions about dental bonding, veneers, or other cosmetic treatments. We will help you find the best treatment for your teeth.