Dental Bonding in Anaheim, CA
Improve the look of your teeth with dental bonding at First Dental Care
Dr. Douglas Kim offers dental bonding to address cosmetic dental problems such as a chipped tooth or gaps in teeth. If you need a quick way to improve the look of your teeth, dental bonding can be a good way to address your cosmetic concerns. Call us at (714) 527-5656 to book a dental bonding appointment in Anaheim! We’d love to hear from you.
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure used to improve the appearance of a tooth. Your dentist applies a tooth-colored composite resin to correct a variety of dental flaws such as:
- Cracked and chipped tooth
- Tooth gaps
- Teeth that are too small
- Short teeth
Benefits of dental bonding
Bonding is an easy and affordable cosmetic dental treatment. It can camouflage multiple issues with one tooth. A lot of patients often go for this procedure over other options like veneers because it doesn’t require the removal of tooth enamel. Dental bonding does not cause any pain and is a fast and safe procedure for improving the appearance of your teeth. The results look completely natural, nobody but you and your dentist will know that you’ve had dental bonding procedure.
What to expect during your dental bonding appointment?
Dental bonding can be done in a single visit unless you are getting several teeth bonded. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Your dentist will choose the resin color closest to your natural teeth. He/she will apply a solution to roughen the enamel to allow the bonding material to adhere to the tooth’s surface. Once the tooth is prepared, your dentist will mold the resin to the desired shape. It is then pressed onto your tooth and reshaped, using specialized tools. When the resin is properly placed and shaped, your dentist will harden the resin material using UV light.
After the resin has hardened, your dentist will use a power file to further shape it and ensure there are no sharp edges. Then, he/she will polish the resin to make sure it blends in well with your natural teeth.
Caring for your bonded tooth
Composite bonding can last up to 10 years, especially if you take good care of your bonds and natural teeth. Here are a few tips to keep your bonded tooth in good shape:
Avoid biting down on hard items like nutshells and ice.
Composite resin is not as strong as your tooth enamel. Biting down on hard items might cause it to crack or fall out completely.
Wear a mouthguard if you grind your teeth.
Grinding your teeth might split the dental bond.
Minimize your intake of dark-colored beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine.
The composite resin used to bond your teeth is prone to staining, so it’s best to cut down on dark-colored drinks.
Schedule professional teeth cleaning every 6 months.
Doing so keep the bonded tooth healthy and less likely to lose the bond.
Yesterday was my first visit for a regular check up and all of the staff were professional and friendly! I was in and out quickly but in a great way. I arrived to my appointment about 10 minutes earlier to complete paper work and was taking my x rays quickly! The dental assistants were so nice and talkative making things a lot more comfortable and easy going compared to other places I’ve gone to. I will continue to see my dentist regularly now!