Dental Bonding in Whittier, CA
Dental bonding is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments available. It effectively and affordably corrects small chips and cracks in the teeth. Dental bonding can also treat mild spacing issues if you have small gaps between your teeth. It’s one of the most popular options among our patients because it’s easy, minimally invasive, and affordable – all while providing natural-looking results.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes composite filling material to help repair:
- Chipped teeth
- Mild fractures
- Tooth staining and discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Tooth lengthening
The cosmetic bonding material adheres to the tooth and replaces any enamel that is chipped, fractured, cracked, or missing (gaps). It can cover stains and discoloration.
Composite filling material is tooth-colored and comes in many different shades, so we’ll have no problem matching the natural shade of your teeth.
What Happens During a Dental Bonding Appointment?
Dr. Omid will start by numbing your teeth if necessary.
The next step is to match the composite filling material to the shade of your tooth.
Dr. Omid will then prepare the tooth for bonding by using a dental handpiece (drill) to prepare the tooth if necessary. At the very least, he’ll create a rough surface on the tooth, which helps the composite resin adhere to the tooth better.
After conditioning and priming the tooth, Dr. Omid will place a composite adhesive to the tooth followed by the composite resin. Once your Whittier cosmetic dentist molds the composite to repair the damage and create the shape that you want, he’ll cure the material with a UV light.
Dr. Omid will check your bite (if the material was placed on the back or biting surfaces of the teeth) to make sure your bite is in proper alignment. Finally, he’ll polish the composite with sanding discs and polishing cups. When he’s finished, you won’t be able to tell the bonding from your natural teeth.
Does Dental Bonding Hurt?
No, dental bonding doesn’t hurt. Often, we can perform the procedure without anesthesia. However, if you feel any sensitivity during the procedure, Dr. Omid can numb your teeth. You won’t feel any soreness or discomfort once the procedure is complete, either.