Dental Bonding Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach
If your teeth have unsightly stains, chips, or cracks in them, it can have a huge effect on your self-confidence and even on your social life as well. One option to repair these issues is dental bonding. Redondo Beach patients with discolored or chipped teeth can instantly fix those problems and get the bright, perfect smile they’ve always wanted.
Contact our office today at (310) 542-6988 if you’re interested in dental bonding. It is a terrific option for people who want an affordable alternative to veneers and may need more cosmetic dental work than is available with teeth whitening. We would love to answer any questions you have and set up an appointment with one of our doctors so they can talk with you about your goals.
What is Dental Bonding?
Redondo Beach patients whose teeth have suffered cracks and stains have a few options to remedy the problem. When this happens, dental bonding can be a fantastic option.
The dental bonding procedure uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied to the front of the teeth. The composite resin material can be used to fill in chips, cracks, and gaps between your teeth. It can also be used to mask deep tooth stains that do not respond to whitening treatment. Dental bonding is an economical alternative to veneers, and may be the optimal solution if you are on a budget.
When Do We Recommend Dental Bonding?
There are many different scenarios when our doctors will recommend dental bonding. Redondo Beach patients who suffer from the following dental concerns could be outstanding candidates for dental bonding.
- Chipped teeth.
- Discolored or stained teeth.
- To change teeth shape (including making them longer).
- To protect teeth from receding gum lines.
- To erase gaps between teeth.
How is Dental Bonding Done?
One of the fastest and most powerful ways to quickly cover up stains, repair cracks in your teeth, and even change and sculpt your teeth is with dental bonding. Redondo Beach patients will first see one of our doctors for an initial consultation. After that, the dental bonding process moves quickly.
- The first step is to to use a color swatch to find the right resin color to use on your teeth.
- Next, we’ll etch the targeted teeth slightly so that the resin adheres.
- We will then use a conditioning solution to prepare the tooth for the resin.
- From there, we will apply the resin and shape it to the desired form.
- The final step is to shape, polish and buff the resin so that it matches the sheen on the rest of your teeth.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
- Fast – Usually, dental bonding only takes about 30 minutes.
- Efficient – Unlike veneers and crowns, dental bonding requires the least amount of enamel from your tooth to be removed.
- Anesthesia – Dental bonding usually doesn’t need anesthesia except when it is used to fix cavities.
Important Tips for Maintaining Your Dental Bonding
Redondo Beach patients who undergo dental bonding will be able to maintain their results for many years as long as they continue to practice regular dental hygiene. But there are a few other tips that patients should also know about.
- Stains – Avoid tea, coffee, and wine. Dental bonding is porous and will absorb these beverages and stain.
- Chips – Dental bonding is very strong, but it is still not as strong as enamel (the hardest material in your body), and it can sometimes chip or break. Don’t bite your nails or chew on other hard items like ice cubes.
- Sharp edges – If you start to notice that your dental bonding has developed sharp edges, call our office right away. We can buff and polish it out or even add more bonding if that’s necessary.
Dental bonding can sometimes last up to 10 years if you maintain proper oral hygiene. Once your dental bonding has reached the end of its lifespan, you’ll need to get them adjusted or replaced.
Call our office today at (310) 542-6988 if you’re hiding your teeth behind your lips when you smile or if you’re avoiding speaking up in conversations because you’re not happy with your teeth. Dental bonding is a fast and non-invasive way to get the teeth you’ve always wanted. We would love to schedule an initial consultation so we can answer any of your questions, talk about your goals, and make any recommendations.