Dental Bonding San Rafael, CA
Repair defects and gaps in your teeth.
We can use a tooth-like substance to change tooth shape or color, increase size if you have gaps, or repair a defect. Bonding is a multi-layered process which durable, enamel-like composite plastic is applied to the tooth, then exposed to a special light to harden or “cure” the bond. The results can be miraculous.
- Is bonding painful?
- Do bonded teeth stain or discolor?
- Does a bonded tooth require extra care?
- How long does bonding take?
Since very little tooth structure is reduced— minimal drilling—bonding is often performed without anesthetic. The process is conservative—we leave most of your natural tooth undisturbed.
Bonding material stains similarly to normal tooth structure. So it may show coffee and tobacco stains just like your natural enamel does.
You should avoid biting into hard things such as ice cubes, candy or other hard foods. Chewing on pens, pencils or other objects can damage bonded teeth. Longevity depends on many factors, including proper home care, diet, and your chewing habits.
Most bonding procedures are completed in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.
We’ve bonded teeth for many patients who otherwise would have to live with teeth that were less than desired. Please give us a call if you have any questions or, visit our contact page to request an appointment.