If you’ve had a chipped tooth for some time and would like to fix it, we can help! Read today’s post and learn about tooth bonding and why it may be the perfect solution for you!
Tooth bonding is the application of a composite resin that is painted onto the surface of a tooth, and then bonded so as to create a solid, strong base for which to cover cosmetic flaws. At Tara Hills Dental, we offer tooth bonding and can consult with you about whether the procedure is right for you or a family member looking for a quick fix.
If you decide to have bonding applied, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui, our skilled dentist, will rough up the exterior, much like you would do with a piece of wood that is sanded before stain is applied. This helps the material grip to your tooth better. We will find a shade that matches closely to your tooth color, so the results are as accurate as possible, and ensure the material adheres to your tooth, which is then set with a special light to help cure it.
After the resin has hardened, we will shape and polish the tooth, so it looks much like your own natural teeth. The bonding process can be completed in one short visit, and is virtually pain-free, without needing anesthetic. According to the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, bonding is best applied to chipped teeth. It can be used if you have large spaces between teeth, however, or if one tooth is smaller than the others, as well as with discolored teeth. You can also replace a metallic filling with bonding.
Contact our office at 510-724-7474 and learn more about dental bonding in Pinole, California today!