Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to a tooth and hardened using a special light. This effectively bonds the material to a patient’s tooth in order to improve the appearance of functionality. Our Beverly Hills dental bonding expert may recommend a dental bonding in order to:
• Change the shape of a tooth
• Make a tooth look longer
• Close spaces between teeth
• Improve the appearance of discolored or stained teeth
• Repair chipped or cracked teeth
• Repair teeth that have suffered from decay
• Protect a portion of a tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gum recession
Our expert in dental bonding in Beverly Hills prefers to use dental bonding in certain scenarios due to the many advantages it offers. Dental bonding is fairly easy to perform, and it is often inexpensive. Other restorative treatments, such as crowns and veneers, require multiple visits to the dentist because they have to be custom-built in a lab. But bonding can generally be performed in just one visit. Bonding may be preferable to some patients since it does not require any removal of your natural tooth’s enamel. Veneers and crowns need a small portion of the tooth to be removed in order to fit properly, but this is not necessary with bonding. And since dental bonding is less invasive, anesthesia is typically not required.
Dental Bonding Beverly Hills
There is very little preparation required before our Beverly Hills dental bonding expert performs the procedure. Anesthesia is generally not required unless the bonding is being applied to a decayed tooth. Our dentist will closely examine the color of your teeth in order to make the bonding match perfectly.
Next, the surface of the tooth will be covered in a conditioning liquid. This helps the bonding material stick to the tooth. Then the resin will be applied, molded, and smoothed in order to achieve the desired shape. An ultraviolet light will be shone on the tooth to harden the material. Once the material is thoroughly bonded, our expert in dental bonding in Beverly Hills will trim, shape, and polish it in order to make it blend in with the rest of the teeth.
The process usually takes about 30-60 minutes to complete. And if you have any further questions or concerns about the process, contact our Beverly Hills dentist.