If your teeth are chipped, broken, cracked or badly stained ask our dentist about our bonding options. Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses tooth-colored materials attached or bonded to your tooth surface. The bonding process can help improve unsightly stains from tea, coffee, tobacco or certain medications taken in earlier years. Bonding also helps restore chips on teeth or to fill small cavities.
At our Los Altos Dental Practice, we have a simple remedy for tooth chips, small cracks, uneven spacing, and other cosmetic problems. Dental bonding is the perfect solution for minor enamel issues that have been holding your smile back. Our our Los Altos Dentists can complete several tooth bonding in just one visit to help you achieve a more attractive, balanced smile.
The Simplicity of Dental Bonding
A dental bonding treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry choices at our Los Altos Dental Practice. Most patients will not even need any anesthesia. Our Los Altos Dental Patients love dental bonding because it allows them to achieve noticeable enamel improvements with minimal cost or preparation. To be considered for tooth bonding, you should be in good health and have strong teeth that are free of major decay, infection, or structural damage.
The Quick Bonding Process
Dental bonding is performed in our comfortable dental chairs with a safe material called composite resin. The resin we use is a high-quality, putty-like substance that is applied to your enamel and sculpted to a perfect shape. In most cases, there is no need to remove any existing enamel.
Our Los Altos Dentists will select a resin shade that matches your tooth color. Then, the composite resin is gently applied to each tooth and expertly shaped to create a symmetrical tooth appearance. Once the desired shape is achieved, the resin is hardened with a special curing lamp and then polishes the tooth to a natural luster. If you take care of your bonded teeth and return to our office for regular dental checkups, your bondings can last many years.