How Is Dental Bonding Used in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dental Bonding Ventura, CA

Dental bonding has a variety of uses in cosmetic dentistry, and it is one of the more affordable ways to improve the appearance of a person's teeth. These treatments involve applying a putty-like composite directly to teeth being restored. These composites are color-matched with the person's real teeth so repairs made blend in.

How dental bonding works

Also known as composite bonding, the composites used for the treatment are mixtures of glass and composite. Below are some issues that dental bonding is often used to fix:

  • Gaps between teeth: a composite resin can be used to close up small gaps between teeth. The composite is inserted into the hole and shaped so it looks like the two teeth next to the gap are right next to each other.
  • Deformed teeth: composites can be used to fix various deformities of teeth. The composite can be shaped as desired after being applied to create the appearance the patient wants.
  • Chipped or broken teeth: composites can be used to fix minor chips and breaks. More severe damage to a tooth might require a dental crown.
  • Stained or discolored teeth: teeth whitening treatments are the standard way to improve the color of teeth, but some stains–like those caused by fluorosis–do not respond to the bleaching agents used. Such stains can be covered up with a composite to create the appearance of whiter teeth.
  • Tooth decay: silver amalgam fillings were once the go-to solution for cavities, but studies that reveal mercury as toxic has changed this. Composite fillings are a more popular option nowadays. They are safe for patients, and the color of the filling blends in with the color of teeth repaired.

The process

Composite bonding is one of the least invasive treatments used in cosmetic dentistry and it does not require the removal of enamel. The dentist simply uses an etching solution to roughen up the tooth so the composite adheres to it better. It is a reversible treatment, so the patient can still explore other treatment options like crowns and veneers in the future. Local anesthetics are usually not used during the application of composites unless the treatment is being used to fill cavities.

Once the etching solution has dried up, the dentist will start applying composites to the tooth layer by layer. Each layer is shaped as desired before being hardened with a curing light. The process is repeated over and over until the desired look is achieved.

There is no recovery period after getting a tooth restored with dental bonding. Patients are advised to avoid eating or drinking things that stain teeth, like coffee, for the first few days after treatment. Composites are more susceptible to staining than real teeth.

Restore your teeth with dental bonding

Composite bonding gives you a non-invasive way to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. It gives you instant results, so you walk out of the clinic with your smile restored. Call or visit our Ventura clinic to set up an appointment.

Request an appointment here: https://www.theventuradentist.com or call Rohan S. Toor, DDS & David M. Satnick, DMD at (805) 952-1146 for an appointment in our Ventura office.

Check out what others are saying about our dental services on Yelp: Dental Bonding in Ventura, CA.

Recent Posts

Cosmetic Dentistry: 4 Benefits Of Dental Implants

Learning more about available cosmetic dentistry options is the first step to getting a new smile. One of the more common problems people experience that make them want to get a new smile is that they are missing one or more of their teeth. Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option due to the…

Cosmetic Dental Services To Repair Decayed Teeth

Cosmetic dental services can help restore the aesthetics of damaged teeth. Tooth decay is the number one reason that people seek the services of a dentist. Decay is caused by acids made by oral bacteria destroying teeth structures.The decay starts with the most affected part of the tooth being demineralized. Then, small holes called cavities…

Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You

Patients investing in a new smile want assurances that the experiences with the cosmetic dentist chosen will be positive and successful. The wrong choice can sometimes lead to embarrassing results, unnecessary pain, and tremendous financial expense. Oral health and a brilliant, beautiful smile should not be jeopardized by an inexperienced choice in a cosmetic dental…

General Dentistry Tips For Oral Health

Like a doctor’s office visit, general dentistry is not something you want to neglect or dismiss. Your oral health is as important as any other aspect of your well-being. As you go to the dentist’s office, you can find out about any troubling issues affecting your teeth and gums. In between dental appointments, you are…

Recent Posts

Cosmetic Dental Services To Repair Decayed Teeth

Cosmetic Dental Services To Repair Decayed Teeth

Cosmetic dental services can help restore the aesthetics of damaged teeth. Tooth decay is the number one reason that people seek the services of a dentist. Decay is caused by acids made by oral bacteria destroying teeth structures.The decay starts with the most affected part of the tooth being demineralized. Then, small holes called cavities…

General Dentistry Tips For Oral Health

General Dentistry Tips For Oral Health

Like a doctor’s office visit, general dentistry is not something you want to neglect or dismiss. Your oral health is as important as any other aspect of your well-being. As you go to the dentist’s office, you can find out about any troubling issues affecting your teeth and gums. In between dental appointments, you are…