Dental bonding has become a hit with the patients at La Jolla Family Design. Our dentists use this simple but effective procedure to make cosmetic improvements that can transform your smile. In this blog, they share a handful of the benefits associated with dental bonding:
1. It Has Multiple Functions
Dental bonding can be used in a variety of situations. At La Jolla Family Smile Design, our dentists use resin bonding to fix cracks or chips in the teeth, cover discoloration, widen or lengthen smaller teeth, shrink gaps between teeth and protect tooth roots exposed from receding gums.
2. It’s Pain-Free
Many patients say they decide against cosmetic procedures because they do not want to deal with the discomfort associated with the treatments. The good news is that patients do not experience pain with dental bonding. Bonding is applied to the surface of the teeth and does not involve drilling, yanking or blood. Most patients do not feel compelled to take an ibuprofen afterwards.
3. It’s Inexpensive
In comparison to other cosmetic procedures that tackle the same problems, dental bonding is, with few exceptions, the less expensive treatment. The lower cost can be attributed to bonding requiring less material and to the fact that there is less labor on the dentist’s part. If you are looking to upgrade the appearance of your mouth without spending a large sum of money, then ask the experts at La Jolla Family Smile Design about what bonding can do for your teeth.
4. It’s Fast
Some cosmetic dentistry procedures require a few hours in the dentist chair or multiple visits to the dental office. With dental bonding, however, our team can complete the procedure in under one hour, with no follow-up appointments necessary. All that is involved is molding the putty-like resin over the treated teeth and then shining an ultraviolet light to harden the material. Once the bonding is completely secure, your dentist polishes the resin so that it looks great and feels natural inside your mouth.
5. It’s Reversible
Many dental procedures, such as veneers or dental implants, make permanent changes to the teeth. Bonding is unique in that it rests on the tooth’s surface, only altering the appearance of the tooth. After the resin eventually comes off, your tooth will look like it did prior to the treatment. That means if you decide you no longer want bonding, it can be scraped off with no consequences. Unlike veneers, which alter the natural teeth and therefore must be replaced every 10 to 20 years, you can simply elect not to get bonding again in the future.
Make an Appointment
The reputable dental team of Dr. Jaime Breziner, Dr. David Vasquez and Dr. Yael Kandinov are all available to discuss the cosmetic benefits of dental bonding, as well as the specifics about this non-invasive treatment. To arrange a consultation, please call (858) 454-3044.