Advanced Dental Concepts
1269 Pleasant Grove Blvd. | Suite 100
Roseville, CA. 95747 | 916-786-4865
Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, and Citrus Heights, California
If you have a problem too small for porcelain veneers, like a small chip or gaps between your teeth, and you do not want braces, dental bonding may be your best option.
This procedure is ideal for anyone whose teeth are:
- Cracked or contain holes
- Damaged due to decay
- Structurally damaged
Besides repairing physical damage, the bonding procedure can fix unattractive quirks you may have inherited.
Dental bonding works by using a composite resin that is specially formulated to match the color of your individual teeth. This provides you with the most natural look possible. This resin filling is placed in the front and the back teeth to enhance your overall smile.
Dr. Miller will prepare your tooth, roughening the edges and contouring the surface. He will then apply a dental bonding agent and conditioning solution that will ensure that the composite will stick to your tooth. The enamel colored composite—a putty-like substance—is then sculpted it to correct your problem areas. Dr. Miller may need to apply several layers of this composite material for optimum results. A high-intensity light is used to harden the material. Lastly, the area will be smoothed and polished to give it a tooth-like appearance. Your dental flaws will be concealed, and you can leave the dentist’s chair with a new sense of confidence and a brighter, whiter smile.
Unlike porcelain veneers and crowns that are used for similar corrections, the tooth bonding procedure takes only 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, so it can be completed in a single visit. One of the best things about dental bonding is that the results look and feel totally natural. Prior to the bonding procedure, dentists used silver (amalgam) fillings to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. Besides being unattractive, these silver fillings required a large portion of your tooth to be drilled away in order to insert them.
With dental bonding, less preparation work is required than with silver fillings, crowns and veneers. This allows you to keep as much of your natural tooth in tact as possible. Composite bonding will also expand like your tooth’s natural enamel, instead of the uncompromising metal fillings. These two aspects make dental bonding better for your teeth and gums.
If you live in the Sacramento, California area, and think you are a candidate for dental bonding, please contact our office today. We are dedicated to your smile and will help you achieve the look you want quickly and affordably.