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Laguna View Family Dental

Dental Bonding
Elk Grove, CA

Woman smiling after receiving dental bonding at Laguna View Family DentalAt Laguna View Family Dental, we specialize in several cosmetic and restorative treatments that can help improve aesthetics of your smile and your oral health. One of these treatments does both. It’s called dental bonding, and it is perhaps the easiest, safest, and most cost-effective ways to restore the structure and appearance of a tooth.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure that involves a putty-like material known as composite resin. In dentistry, we shape and texture composite resin to match the appearance of natural enamel. This makes it an effective material for filling cavities and making a cosmetic modification.

We may recommend dental bonding to:
•  Fill a cavity and repair tooth decay
•  Repair a minor chip or fracture
•  Close the space between gapped teeth
•  Lengthen the crown of a short tooth
•  Improve the appearance of an abnormally-shaped tooth
•  Improve the appearance of a stained or discolored tooth
•  Protect the root of a tooth after gum recession

We will begin the procedure by preparing the tooth. We may use an acidic solution to create a more abrasive enamel surface, which aids in the bonding process. Once the tooth is prepared, we will use a color guide to match the composite to the existing shade of your enamel.

After we choose the appropriate shade, we will apply and mold the composite resin until we achieve the desired shape. Next, we use an ultraviolet curing light to harden the material and expedite the bonding process. Once the composite is hard, we will trim any excess and polish the area.

Depending on the location and size of the bonding, the entire process takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Before you leave our office, Dr. Leo Townsend will check your bite to ensure the perfect fit.

Benefits of Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Cosmetic and restorative dentistry can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Dental bonding, in particular, is one of our most popular procedures due to its many benefits. When compared to other treatments, dental bonding is:
•  Inexpensive
•  Easy and comfortable
•  Quick
•  Effective
•  Esthetically-pleasing

Dental bonding is also one of the best ways to preserve as much healthy enamel as possible. Other restorations require us to partially or completely reshape the tooth. Because bonding requires little or no tooth preparation, there are virtually zero risks of discomfort.

Alternatives to Dental Bonding

Depending on the severity and location of your issue, we may recommend several alternatives to dental bonding. Some of these alternatives include:
•  Teeth Whitening: Professional whitening treatment is the safest and most effective way to brighten your smile. By the end of your treatment, your teeth could be up to eight shades whiter!
•  Inlays and Onlays: An inlay is a restoration used to repair instances of decay within the occlusal (bite) surface of a tooth. An onlay is used when the decay also extends to the sides of a tooth.
•  Veneers: A veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth to improve its appearance. Most veneers are made from porcelain, a durable and esthetically-pleasing alternative to composite resin.
•  Dental Crowns: A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that improves the structure and appearance of a badly decayed or damaged tooth.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you need restorative or cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding may be the ideal solution. Call (916) 683-1335 to schedule your initial consultation now!

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