Dental Bonding: The Quick-and-Easy Way to Improve Your Smile

Even a minor treatment like dental bonding can completely transform your smile. Dental bonding is a great option for minor to moderate cosmetic issues, including to fix chips and cracks, close gaps, cover stains, and discolorations, or to change the size or shape of teeth.

At the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry in Beverly Hills, California, our dentist Dr. Ramin Mahallati offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry services to perfect your smile and improve your oral health.

Improve your smile with dental bonding

Dental bonding is similar to veneers and is used to fix some of the most common types of cosmetic damage. Bonding isn’t as long-lasting as veneers, but it’s perfectly suitable for making subtle changes to your smile.

Benefits of dental bonding

Dental bonding is a quick and easy procedure that only takes about 30 minutes per tooth. Once complete, you’ll leave our office with an improved smile after just one appointment.

The bonding material is made from a putty-like composite resin and is applied and molded directly onto the tooth and hardened with a special blue light. The best part is the procedure is pain-free, and you won’t need anesthesia. 

Unlike with veneers, the tooth doesn’t have to be shaved down in preparation.

When should you choose dental bonding?

Bonding is used for both cosmetic and restorative reasons, including to:

Dental bonding generally doesn’t last as long as other cosmetic or restorative treatments and may not hold up as well to trauma or the pressure of chewing over time.

It’s important to remember that bonded teeth are still susceptible to stains and tooth decay, so good oral hygiene and regular dental visits to our office are essential to protect your smile and oral health.

The difference between dental bonding and veneers

There are many similarities between bonding and veneers, and both are great options for fixing your smile. However, in some cases, you might need something more durable than bonding, especially if you are looking to improve multiple teeth.

In general, veneers are more durable and they offer the same translucent brightness as natural teeth. If you have moderate to larger chips, cracks, or fractures, or are just looking to get a Hollywood-worthy smile, Dr. Mahallati may recommend veneers instead of bonding. For larger cavities, a crown is usually your best bet.

For more information about bonding and the cosmetic dentistry services available at the Center for Implant & Esthetic Dentistry, contact us today. 

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