Dental Bonding in Pasadena
What is Teeth Bonding?
Bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes and repairs your smile using composite resin. The enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
If you are insecure about your smile and looking for an affordable treatment option, then dental bonding may be for you.
Common Reasons for Dental Bonding
With bonding, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably, restoring your self-confidence. Other reasons you may want to consider dental bonding include:
- Closing spaces or gaps
- Fixing chipped teeth
- Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)
- Lengthening uneven teeth
- Protecting roots exposed by receding gums
- Restoring badly discolored teeth
As with most cosmetic procedures, bonding will wear and discolor over time, eventually needing to be replaced; however, bonding is very durable and typically lasts many years.
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What is the Bonding Process?
To begin, we will isolate the teeth included in the procedure, etching them in preparation for bonding. After applying the etching conditioning liquid, the surface of the teeth will have small crevices that allow the tooth stronger adhesion with the bonding agent.
We will then apply a bonding resin which cements the composite in place. After several layers of tooth-colored composite are applied, the composite and bonding resin are shaped and hardened with a specially calibrated light. Once the composite is fully set, the bonded areas are smoothed, buffed, and polished to blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth.