Dental Bonding in Encinitas
Are you hesitant to show off your smile? Imperfections like chips, cracks, or stains can impact your ability to smile with confidence. Fortunately, dental bonding is a simple treatment that can be used to treat a variety of problems including:
- Repair chips or cracks
- Improve appearance of stained teeth
- Close large spaces between teeth
- Change the tooth shape
- Protect a tooth’s root that has been exposed due to gum recession
The Process of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite resin to a stained, chipped, misshapen, or cracked tooth.The resin is bonded using an ultraviolet light, which perfectly fuses the material to your natural enamel.
Treatment with dental bonding is typically completed in one visit, with the bonding procedure taking approximately 30-60 minutes per tooth. Dental bonding is a particularly popular option for many patients because it is a cost-effective, quick treatment.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
When should patients opt for dental bonding instead of other treatment options like veneers or crowns? Some of the stand-out advantages of choosing dental bonding include:
- More affordable than veneers or crowns
- Little preparation needed
- Anesthesia is generally not needed
- More tooth enamel remains in tact
Are You a Candidate For Dental Bonding?
Don’t feel unhappy with your smile due to chips, cracks, or discoloration. Dental bonding may be the best option to give you a healthy, beautiful smile. To find out how dental bonding can transform your smile, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Diane Sherman.