How Dental Bonding Can Fix Your Smile

Posted on: May 2, 2018

Dental bonding is one of the more affordable ways to repair a damaged tooth. It can be used to address a wide range of issues and the end result looks just like your natural teeth. If you often notice small cracks and chips in your smile, dental bonding is a great way to correct these issues.

Dental bonding can use used to correct issues like:

  • Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth

  • Discolored or badly-stained teeth

  • Twisted teeth due to poor positioning

  • Spaces between your teeth

  • Crooked teeth

  • Short teeth

We can easily sculpt the composite material in dental bonding treatments into any desired shape. The composite is made to match your natural teeth, so people will not be able to tell the difference.

What to expect during a dental bonding treatment

The dentist will prepare your tooth for the composite by cleaning and drying the tooth. Next, the dentist will apply a solution to the tooth to make it bond better with the composite. Finally, the dentist will apply the bonding agent and composite to your tooth. A special ultraviolet light will then harden the composite. The dentist will then file the composite down into the desired size and shape. Finally, the dentist will polish the new tooth. The procedure is completely painless, so aesthetics are not normally necessary.

While there are a handful of dental treatments that can address the same issues that bonding can also fix, none of them are as affordable. Many of these other treatments also require multiple visits to the dentist's clinic and are irreversible. Dental bonding does not damage the enamel of your teeth, so the process is reversible at any time.

Here is a look at a few other cosmetic dentistry procedures that restore your smile:

1. Crowns

Crowns can repair chipped, cracked or broken teeth. These devices act as a protective cover for a tooth, completely enclosing it. It allows you to regain function of the tooth and restores your smile. Unlike composite bonding, crowns are a permanent solution.

2. Veneers

Veneers are thin shells that dentists place in front of your teeth and used to mask any imperfections behind them. The process involves the removal of a small portion of your enamel to make space for the veneers. That means each tooth with a veneer will also require protection from some dental device moving forward. Like composites, veneers allow you to instantly restore your smile.

Veneers can address a wide range of issues like severely discolored teeth, stains, chips, or rotated teeth. There is no need to feel self-conscious about the way your smile looks. A little dental bonding might be all you need to restore your smile. Contact Portola Dental Group to learn more about dental bonding and if it is right for you.

For more dental bonding information or to schedule an appointment with Portola Dental Group, request an appointment in our Palm Desert dental office here: Or call us at (760) 201-4085.

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