If your teeth are chipped, broken, cracked, have slight gaps, or are discolored, your Walnut Creek CA dentist can provide a number of treatment options. Perhaps one of the simplest cosmetic solutions, dental bonding can enhance the appearance of your front teeth and transform your smile in a single dental visit.
The cosmetic bonding procedure involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to the surface of the front teeth with a permanent dental adhesive. The composite resin can be to conceal and correct chips, cracks, spacing, stubborn stains, and other esthetic flaws in the enamel.
To begin the procedure, the surface of the enamel may need to be treated with a special solution that cleans and conditions the area that is to be bonded. Next, the bonding material is applied in thin coats and cured (hardened) with a special wave-length curing light. According to your treatment goals, multiple coats of resin can be applied in order to close spaces or lengthen the teeth.
To finalize the process, the teeth will be shaped and polished to a smooth finish. With proper planning and preparation, the entire bonding procedure can be completed in just one visit.
The results of your dental bonding are intended to last for many years. At each routine dental visit, we will assess the integrity and condition of the bonding and advise you when you should consider having your bonding replaced. At home, brushing and flossing regularly help to ensure that your teeth and dental work stay strong. Avoiding foods and drinks that could discolor your restorations, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco products will help keep your smile clean and attractive for many years.
If you are interested in speaking with a Walnut Creek CA cosmetic dentist who has the expertise to enhance your smile and correct the flaws, we invite you to contact our office today.