Poway and San Diego, CA
Tooth bonding can be an optimal fix for fractured, decayed, chipped, or discolored teeth. Our office uses the finest quality materials to ensure impeccable results from your tooth bonding procedure. Bonding begins by slightly removing a small amount of tooth structure, specifically any decay or weakened areas. This process allows for a proper bond and ensures we are adhering the material to a healthy tooth. Then, a composite resin material will be selected that best match your surrounding teeth. The resin is placed directly onto your tooth to fill in the areas removed and Dr. Cook will smooth out the material, making any necessary adjustments to provide a natural look and feel to your tooth.
Although bonding may sound similar to veneers, they are quite different. Bonding procedures can typically be completed in one visit since we don’t have to rely on a lab to construct the material. Bonding is typically best for teeth that need minimal repair, whereas veneers can help correct the appearance of the entire tooth, not just a specific area of the tooth. Unlike veneers, bonding can be less expensive. However, some disadvantages to consider are that dental bonding may not be quite as strong, not last as long, and are susceptible to staining. If you are considering correcting cosmetic issues for your teeth, call our office to schedule a consultation. We can evaluate your needs and concerns and provide you with the options that are most suitable for you.