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?
Dentists do not consider tooth bonding a permanent solution. The length of time it lasts depends on how well you take care of the bonding. On average, tooth bonding can last anywhere from 3-10 years before your 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 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 dentists use as bonding material can stain pretty easily. Try to avoid foods that can stain easily, such as coffee, wine, berries, and bright-colored candies.
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 a tooth bonding a permanent solution?
Dental bonding is not a permanent solution. However, it can last many years with proper care. It is susceptible to staining and may eventually fall off the tooth. Many patients with tooth bonding in their smile will often enjoy their restoration for several years before they need to have it removed and replaced by the dentist.
Is a dental bonding procedure painful?
Your 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 eliminates pain. The injection wears off after the procedure, ensuring patients are comfortable from start to finish.