Dental Bonding in Valley Village

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Dental Bonding in Valley Village

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored composite resin material to improve your smile. It's arguably the most affordable cosmetic dental treatment and is completely non-invasive. The composite resin material mimics the tooth’s natural color, blending coherently with the rest of the tooth. This hides imperfections like small chips, cracks, and stains, resulting in a beautiful smile to boost your confidence.

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What Dental Bonding Fixes

Minor Cavities

Dental bonding is ideal for fixing minor cavities that don’t extend to the tooth’s canals. They’re especially useful for areas with low bite pressure, such as the front teeth that don’t do much chewing. The bonding material can cover the cavities, stopping the infection from spreading and preventing further infection.

Exposed Tooth Roots

Gum disease could lead to gum recession, where the gum recedes below the gum line. This can cause sensitivity issues and ugly boundaries on the affected teeth. Dentists can use dental bonding to cover the recessed portion of the teeth, eliminating sensitivity issues permanently.

Discolored Teeth

Dental bonding is an affordable way of getting rid of stains and discoloration in the teeth. The bonding material covers up the discolored segments of the teeth for a spotless smile.

What to Expect During Dental Bonding?

Preparation and Tooth Conditioning

Dental bonding starts with the dentist comparing your tooth’s color to a color guide. This lets them find composite resins that match your teeth’s color. Next, the dentist applies a mild etching acid on the affected region, creating small micropores that increase the surface area for adhesion with the bonding material.

Application and Shaping of Resin Material

After conditioning the teeth, the dentist will carefully apply the resin material to the bonded teeth in layers. Afterwards, the dentist will shape and sculpt the resin material to match your tooth’s natural contours and blend with the rest of the teeth.

Polishing and Final Adjustments

If satisfied, the dentist will trim the excess bonding material for a clean finish. They’ll also use gritty toothpaste and a soft-bristle brush to polish the surface of the bonded teeth, giving it a natural sheer. Lastly, the dentist will issue instructions for caring for your teeth before sending you home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Will Others Be Able to Pick Out My Bonded Teeth?

The dentist carefully selects the composite resin material used during dental bonding to match your tooth’s color. That way, it’s hard for the undiscerning person to notice you have bonded teeth. Moreover, the bonding materials also feel like your natural teeth and essentially become part of it.

Does My Bonded Teeth Require Special Cleaning?

No, your bonded teeth don’t require specialized cleaning or extra dental work after the procedure. Keeping your bonded teeth clean is as easy as brushing and flossing them daily. However, we advise avoiding consuming highly-pigmented foods or they might stain your bonded teeth.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a versatile and cost-effective dental procedure that Dr. Jonathan Pivo at PivoSmiles in Valley Village, CA uses to repair various dental imperfections. The process involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to the affected tooth, which is then shaped, sculpted, and cured with a special light before it is polished and smoothed to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Dental bonding is often used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, improve the appearance of discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, or make teeth look longer. It is often used as an alternative to veneers, which can be more expensive and often require the removal of enamel before being placed.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

Dental bonding offers various benefits that make it a popular choice among patients at PivoSmiles. Firstly, it's a less invasive procedure compared to other dental treatments like crowns or veneers. It requires minimal removal of tooth enamel, and can often be completed without removing any enamel at all, which preserves the natural tooth structure. Secondly, dental bonding is typically more affordable than other cosmetic dental solutions, making it a great option for patients on a budget. Thirdly, the procedure can usually be completed in a single visit to our practice, a convenience factor that saves you your valuable time. Lastly, the composite resin used in dental bonding can be closely matched to your natural tooth color, ensuring a natural-looking finish that you can be proud to show off.

How long does dental bonding last?

The longevity of dental bonding depends on several factors, including the location of the bonded tooth, your oral health habits, and the quality of your aftercare. On average, dental bonding tends to last anywhere from 3 to 10 years before needing you need a refresh of your bonded teeth. To ensure your dental bonding lasts as long as possible, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily. It’s also important to avoid habits that could damage your teeth (like chewing on pens, ice, and other hard non-food objects), and schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Pivo at PivoSmiles. These check-ups allow Dr. Pivo to monitor the state of your oral health and the condition of your dental bonding and take necessary action if any issues arise. 

Remember, every patient's situation is unique, and the information provided here is general in nature. For personalized advice and information about dental bonding, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Pivo at PivoSmiles in Valley Village, CA.

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