Composite tooth bonding is a dental treatment that is often performed to help restore a tooth or improve the appearance of a tooth. This type of cosmetic treatment is readily available for patients who visit our Sunnyvale, CA area office looking for quality dental solutions.
What can composite tooth bonding be used for?
This resin material is used in many ways in dentistry, but for the most part, it is dedicated to addressing cosmetic issues. Composite tooth bonding might be used to:
- Disguise a gap between two teeth
- Cover a permanently stained tooth
- Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
- Extend the length of a tooth above the gumline
- Address a tooth with an unusual shape or contour
Does tooth bonding hurt?
The placement of composite dental bonding is not painful, though a dentist will often numb the patient with a topical numbing solution when they file down the tooth and prepare the surface for the placement of the dental bonding. The bonding is placed, shaped, cured with a special light, and then filed and polished to look like natural tooth enamel. The entire process is done while patients wait right in the dental chair, ensuring same-day results.
How long does tooth bonding last?
With proper care, many patients will enjoy their dental bonding for several years. However, some patients who regularly enjoy many tooth-staining beverages and foods, such as red wines and coffee, may find that these areas stain faster than their natural tooth enamel. In situations such as this, the bonding can be removed and replaced to keep the smile looking beautiful.
How much does tooth bonding cost?
Most simple concerns that are addressed with composite resin bonding are often extremely affordable for patients. The speed at which they can be done, and how natural they look when complete, make them a reliable and desirable choice for many patients in the area.
Call Dr. Todd S. Adams today to learn more about composite tooth bonding
Cosmetic dentistry procedures such as cosmetic dental bonding are readily available with our team in Sunnyvale, CA. If you reside in the community and are interested in learning more about this method of restoring the smile, connect with us by calling (408) 355-9292. We are located at 1555 Sunnyvale Saratoga Road and accept new patients and families.