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Tooth Bonding Treatment Claremont, CA

Tooth BondingAn Overview

Do you have a cosmetic blemish you wish you could hide?

Dental bonding is a semi-permanent solution for repairing minor damage or cosmetic blemishes that impact the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding can help to restore a tooth’s natural aesthetic without the financial or long-term commitment of dental veneers. Tooth bonding is a painless procedure, since no drilling or anesthesia is usually necessary.

Claremont Dental Institute provides dental bonding for children, teens, and adult patients. Our dentists integrate dental technology with their advanced skill set providing patients with natural-looking results that improve oral health and boost self-confidence.

What is Dental Bonding?

Bonding is a malleable plastic resin material that your dentist bonds to your tooth. He molds and shapes the bonding into the desired shape while on the tooth allowing for a more precise outcome. Your dentist will also match the color of the resin to the tooth for a seamless result. The dental resin is highly durable and stain-resistant.

Our dentists can use dental bonding to fill a tooth cavity or to restore a damaged or broken tooth. Dental bonding can also improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth. In some cases, bonding can address exposed tooth roots due to a receding gum line, or close small gaps between teeth.

Dental bonding can address the following issues:

  • Repair decayed teeth.
  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
  • Close spaces between teeth.
  • Make teeth look longer.
  • Straighten irregularly-shaped teeth.
  • Change the shape of teeth.
  • Protect a portion of exposed tooth root when gums recede.
  • Enhance the shape of a tooth to correct the bite.

Is Dental Bonding Right for Me?

dental bonding for cosmetic dental issues in Claremont CA

If you are embarrassed by your smile or you suffer from gaps between your teeth, dental bonding may be the perfect solution. Bonding is also an effective and natural-looking solution for patients who need a short-term solution for improving the appearance of their smile.

If your tooth was damaged unexpectedly, bonding is a more affordable way to repair your tooth right away. It may also help prevent secondary dental concerns from developing.

Our dentists may recommend dental bonding for your child or teen’s damaged teeth as well. It is painless and a relatively quick procedure, making it an ideal treatment choice for young patients. Furthermore, a dentist can remove bonding down the road and replace it with porcelain veneers once your child’s smile matures. To learn more about the difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers, visit Teeth Bonding Vs. Porcelain Veneers.

Some more benefits of dental bonding include:

  • Little to no removal of enamel, retaining the health and natural structure of your tooth.
  • Less extensive procedure rather than restorations like porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
  • The procedure is complete in one appointment.

Does Bonding Require Special Aftercare?

Bonded teeth do not require special maintenance. Simply follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash once or twice a day.

However, it is important to avoid such habits as biting fingernails, and chewing on pens, ice, or other hard food objects because bonding material can chip and crack. In addition, it is important to continue a regular dental hygiene routine and to attend regular dental check-ups. Visit Claremont Dental Institute for regular professional check-ups and cleanings.

My 2 children ages 5 & 7 had their check up here. It was a great experience for them.Stephanie M.
Claremont Dental Institute “ROCKS”Kevin B.
Both Carla and Dr. Fountain took special care by listening to why I was there and going through the different aspects of what they needed to do to find the cause of my teeth and gum pain. It was a big relief to get their excellent dental care. Now I…Divina H.
I loved the fact that Dr. Patel explained everything I needed to know about what was going on with my teeth and procedure.Martha R.

Tooth Bonding What to Expect

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure we use to address a variety of issues for our patients. A thorough oral health exam with your Claremont Dental Institute dentist will help determine if dental bonding is the appropriate solution for your dental concerns.

We provide comprehensive dental exams before all procedures to ensure that we address underlying functional issues, allowing for more stable and healthy smiles.

The dental bonding treatment is simple, quick, and effective. Patients are usually able to receive treatment with only a local anesthetic for their optimal comfort. Typically, patients can have the appearance of their tooth restored in just a single visit to our office.

Your dentist will gently remove a minimal amount of the tooth’s surface in preparation for the bonding resin. Your dentist will place the bonding directly onto the prepared tooth and form the material into the desired shape.

During this process, your dentist will keep an open line of communication with you so that you can give the final approval on the appearance of your new smile.

Once you and your dentist are happy with the shape, size, and color of the dental bonding, he will use a special light to harden the material. The light activates the resin’s hardening agent and seals the bonding in place. Next, your dentist will polish the tooth to a natural shine. The bonded tooth will be indistinguishable from neighboring teeth.

With good at-home oral hygiene and routine dental health checkups, dental bonding can last for up to 10 years. Patients may benefit from minor repairs to the bonding in order to maintain their results.

Tooth Bonding FAQs

How long does tooth bonding last?

Your tooth bonding results can last anywhere between 3 to about 10 years. Tooth bonding is not permanent, and will need to be touched up or replaced every few years. This depends on how much bonding material the dentist uses and other factors. If you want a more permanent result, consider porcelain veneers.

Are there alternatives to tooth bonding?

Yes. Tooth bonding is the simplest form of cosmetic restoration for its purpose. A more permanent restoration that solves all the same issues as porcelain veneers. Although more costly, dental veneers are far superior to tooth bonding, don’t need periodic touchups, and can last a lifetime. Dental crowns are another option but have their limits.

Will tooth bonding make my teeth more sensitive?

Some patients experience an initial feeling of sensitivity, but this goes away after your tooth adjusts to the bonding material. Avoid eating hot or really cold foods for the first day after your teeth bonding treatment. This will prevent any discomfort or shock to your system.

Is tooth bonding expensive?

Tooth bonding is often an affordable option since it requires minimal preparation. However, the cost of tooth bonding can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. Your dentist will need to evaluate your mouth and cosmetic issues before he can provide a cost for the procedure.

Are there any risks or disadvantages of tooth bonding?

Tooth bonding is generally a safe procedure. However, the resin is not as strong as natural enamel, so it is possible that the bonding can wear-down over time. In addition, some resins are more prone to discoloration, so it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits and to regularly visit our dentist for proper maintenance.