Dental bonding is a fast, easy affordable cosmetic dental procedure that can help give you the smile of your dreams. Our expert in dental bonding in San Francisco can use bonding to fill small cavities and improve the appearance of minor aesthetic flaws.
It is one of the simplest cosmetic procedures in dentistry today. Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored composite resin to restore damaged teeth. It can be used to conceal stains, chips, fractures and gaps and to protect worn enamel or exposed roots. Our San Francisco dental bonding expert can even use dental bonding to make minor adjustments to the shapes or appearance of teeth. The process is versatile enough to be used in a variety of ways.
San Francisco Cosmetic Bonding
If you are a candidate for dental bonding, our expert in dental bonding in San Francisco will begin by lightly buffing the surface of the tooth. This is a painless process and does not require the use of anesthetic. However, if any decay is present, you may be provided with an anesthetic to ensure your comfort. A special solution will then be applied to the tooth to enhance the bonding process before the composite resin is applied in thin layers and carefully shaped to match the surface of the tooth. The resin is cured with a high-intensity light or laser, which hardens the material instantly. The hardened resin is polished to match the surrounding teeth. Dental bonding can be used alone to improve the appearance of one or several teeth or as a part of a smile makeover, which can transform your entire smile.
After the dental bonding process is completed, you may need to abstain from staining practices for a few days since the bonding can absorb discolorations. The bonding material cannot decay, but the underlying and adjacent teeth still can, so it is important that you continue to practice excellent dental hygiene. If you grind your teeth, a mouth guard may be needed to protect the bonding and your natural teeth.
Contact our San Francisco cosmetic dentist today to learn more about dental bonding or to schedule your next appointment.