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Dental Bonding


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The Dental Bonding Procedure


There are several dental restoration solutions that can be used to restore the function and appearance of a damaged or imperfect tooth. Dental bonding is one of these procedures, which we offer at Dublin Family Dental. It involves the application of tooth-colored bonding material, composite-resin, which helps to fix the damage or imperfection to a tooth. The material is permanently bonded with the tooth, hence the name dental bonding. Read on below to find out more about this dental solution.

When is Dental Bonding Necessary?


Dental bonding can be used to remedy a wide variety of dental issues. It is usually used for treating tooth damage and can be a great solution if you have:
•  A decaying tooth - it can help to restore the removed decayed part.
•  A chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth - can be used to replace the missing tooth section.
•  A tooth with a crooked shape - the tooth can be reshaped (by removing parts of it) with the dental bonding being used to restore a natural shape and size.
•  A naturally short tooth - it can be used to lengthen the tooth.
•  A tooth whose roots have been exposed due to the recession of the gums - the bonding material can cover the exposed roots.

Aside from tooth damage, dental bonding can also be performed as a cosmetic procedure. In such situations, the tooth-colored bonding material is used to cover the cosmetic flaws, for example, tooth discoloration and gapped teeth.

What to Expect During a Dental Bonding Procedure?


Dental bonding is a fairly simple procedure, that can be completed under a single session. Below is what to expect during the procedure:
•  Evaluation - bonding, like any other dental procedure, starts with a consultation to evaluate the condition of your teeth. This helps to determine if bonding is the right procedure for you.
•  Tooth preparation - after evaluation and confirmation of the bonding procedure, your tooth is then prepared for the application of the bonding material. The preparation is usually needed in the event of tooth decay (to remove the decaying part) and improperly shaped teeth (to reshape the enamel). During the preparation stage, the right shade of composite resin material (which matches closely with your teeth color) will also be chosen.
•  The bonding process - the next step is the application of the bonding material to the affected tooth. The process starts with roughening the surface of the tooth, which helps to ensure that the bonding material will stick. The material is then applied directly to the surface, before being molded and smoothed to produce the desired shape. A laser or UV light is then directed toward the tooth surface (and the applied material) to accelerate the hardening (bonding) of the material. After this, the now bonded composite-resin is shaped and polished to create a natural-looking tooth surface.

The entire bonding procedure is relatively short, taking about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, depending on the tooth condition and the problem that is being remedied.

Dublin Family Dental is committed to offering you the best restorative dental solutions to repair your teeth and restore your smile. Call us today at (925) 587-4417 to find out more about the dental bonding procedure, or to schedule an appointment.

Office hours


Mon - Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri - Sun: Closed

Location


8265 Village Parkway
Dublin, CA 94568

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