Poway and Rancho Bernardo, CA
Are you looking to improve the appearance of your teeth? If so, consider dental bonding, a versatile, beautiful and cost-effective way to resolve aesthetic flaws in your teeth. If you want to improve the look of your teeth, learn more about how dental bonding in Poway may be the answer for you.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding improves the appearance of teeth that are chipped, gapped, crooked, or stained by having a tooth-colored resin adhered to each tooth. The resin then is sculpted, hardened, and polished to provide a completely natural look. In addition to fixing the previously mentioned aesthetic issues, a bonding treatment also can be used to repair small cavities.
A bonding treatment does not hurt. After slightly smoothing the surface of the tooth, the resin is placed on the tooth and hardened through the use of a special ultraviolet light. Once the resin has set, your tooth is polished and buffed for a smooth and beautiful finish. Since the composite can be chosen in a specific color to match your teeth, the results blend in with your smile and look natural.
It is important to know the pros and cons of any cosmetic dental procedure, including dental bonding
Bonding has several advantages, one of the biggest is cost. The typical cost of a dental bonding procedure typically costs far less than porcelain restorations such as veneers or dental crowns.
Dental bonding is a convenient procedure. In most cases, a bonding treatment can be completed in a single office visit—with approximately 30 to 60 minutes needed to treat each tooth.
Bonding also requires the least amount of enamel removal, as compared to other treatment options such as dental crowns.
Bonding does have its disadvantages. Although quite durable, dental bonding may not last as long as its porcelain counterparts. While dental bonding is typically resistant to stains, it does not retain its natural luster as well as veneers or crowns and is more likely to chip or break.
Bonding is a great option if you have a minor cosmetic issue with your smile, specifically on those front teeth that do not withstand much pressure from chewing. More significant problems or repairing greater areas of damage are best suited for procedures such as veneers or dental crowns.
To determine if dental bonding is right for you, seek a consultation with us at Smiles by Dr. Cook.
Not all cosmetic dentists are created equal
It takes a special combination of skills and talents to perform a bonding treatment well. You want to choose a Poway cosmetic dentist who is highly trained with a significant amount of experience performing the procedure, while also being sure to choose a dentist with an aesthetic mindset who can sculpt the material to look natural. You can trust the team at Smiles by Dr. Cook to have all the skills you need in performing a dental bonding procedure.
Dental Bonding in Poway
To schedule an appointment, please call (858) 673-0141 or contact Smiles by Dr. Cook today. We welcome patients of Poway and Rancho Bernardo, California.