Dental Bonding West Covina CA

Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding in West Covina

If you have a smile you are not happy with due to chipped or broken teeth, gaps, cavities, or other damage, our expert dental bonding services can fix that!

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding, also known as teeth bonding, is a way to repair teeth using a safe, durable composite resin that looks just like natural tooth material. The resin bonds permanently to the teeth, which is why the process is called dental bonding.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

A teeth bonding procedure is relatively simple and usually completely pain-free, unless cavity removal is required first. If a cavity is involved, the dentist will first remove the decayed portion of the tooth before applying the dental bonding.

In every dental bonding procedure, the surface of the tooth is roughened so the dental bonding can adhere better to the tooth's surface. A conditioning liquid is also applied, and then composite resin is molded to the tooth as well as contoured and smoothed to blend in naturally. The resin is color-matched to your natural tooth color using a shade guide. An ultraviolet or laser light is used to set the resin, which is then shaped and polished to look like a natural tooth. This process is relatively quick and can take less than an hour.

What Tooth Problems Is Dental Bonding Used For?

Dental bonding is a safe, reliable way to fix many common tooth problems, including

  • Cavities
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven teeth

Sometimes teeth bonding is also used to protect teeth that have become exposed due to receding gums caused by gingivitis or periodontitis.

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding has many benefits. The procedure is safe and quick as well as affordable. It restores your smile so you can chew your food without pain or discomfort. You will also feel better about your new restored smile. A bonded looks and acts like a regular tooth. While it is not quite as strong as real tooth enamel, if you take care of your dental bonding, it should last a long time.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

If you practice good oral hygiene, your dental bonding can last up to 10 years. The composite resin used in tooth bonding is strong and durable, but does need a little special care. While dental bonding is less likely to chip or break off than veneers or crowns, you still need to be careful. Avoid chewing hard objects such as ice or pens/pencils. The composite resin can still stain, so smoking and drinking a lot of coffee can cause discoloration.

How Do I Care for Dental Bonded Teeth?

As already mentioned, dental bonding can chip if you chew on really hard objects like ice or hard candy. Nail biting can also wear down tooth bonding over time. Right after you get the dental bonding material applied, it is important to avoid coffee, tea, and smoking for a few days. This allows the bonding to set so your new teeth don't get stained. If you drink coffee or smoke, talk to your dentist about options for keeping your new dental bonding white. Contact us immediately if your tooth bonding gets chipped or you notice any roughness (especially on the edges).

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

Dental bonding is not as expensive as crowns or veneers, making it relatively affordable. How much your particular teeth bonding service costs depends on the type of procedure and the number of teeth involved. Dealing with a cavity, for example, is typically more involved than fixing a small chip on a front tooth. The average cost for tooth bonding is approximately $300 to $600 per tooth. Your dental insurance carrier may help with the cost of your dental bonding procedure.

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