Bonding & White Filling

Bonding & White Filling

Bonding-White-Filling Dental bonding may be the ideal option for you if you want to change the shape or color of your teeth. Bonding is an effective solution for any of the following issues:
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Decay
  • Discoloration
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Short teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Worn down teeth

What can I expect?

Cosmetic-Dentistry---Bonding-by-Cosmetic-Dental-of-Encino-(3) To begin the bonding procedure, any existing decay will be removed, and the surface of your teeth will be slightly roughened and etched to allow for better application. A conditioning solvent is used to assist the bonding material to adhere to your teeth. Our dentists in Encino use a shade guide to choose a resin material with a texture similar to putty that closely matches the color of your surrounding teeth.
In a minimally invasive process, the material is applied, smoothed, and molded to the desired shape. The resin will then be bonded to the native tooth enamel using ultraviolet light to fix it. After the material has hardened, the final touches will be applied to your teeth, ensuring that any excess material is minimized and the surface is polished. The entire procedure typically lasts between 30 minutes and one hour.
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How do I care for bonding?

You must take care of your dental bond work in the same way as you would your natural teeth. The bonding resin is nevertheless susceptible to stains from things like coffee and cigarette smoke. To avoid stains, our dentist recommends avoiding these types of substances for the first 48 hours after bonding. To keep your smile in good repair, brush your teeth at least twice a day and visit the dentist every six months for a full cleaning and evaluation.

To schedule an appointment with our dentist in Encino call (818) 600 1884

Bonding Before and After