This is a cosmetic dentistry procedure whereby a tooth-colored resin is put on the surface of a tooth and strengthened with a UV light. Bonding can improve the appearance of stained, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth. It can also close gaps between teeth or change their shape or size. Our Thousand Oaks dental team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Contact our office today!
During your initial consultation, our Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums. We will also discuss your aesthetic goals for treatment. We will then develop a personalized treatment plan based on this information.
Before beginning the bonding procedure, we will prepare your teeth by roughening their surface. This helps the bonding material to adhere better to your teeth. Next, we will apply a conditioning solution to etch your teeth' surface.
Once your teeth have been prepared, we will select a shade of dental composite that closely matches the color of your natural teeth. Dr. Woodall will then carefully apply the composite material to your teeth and shape them to create the desired results. Finally, he will harden the material using ultraviolet light.
Many cosmetic issues can be treated with dental bonding. One of the most common is chipped teeth. When a tooth chips, it can leave an unsightly gap in your smile. Bonding can help to fill in this gap and restore your smile to its original beauty.
Other cosmetic issues that can be treated with bonding include gaps between teeth, misshapen teeth, and stained teeth. Bonding can also change the shape of your teeth or make them appear longer or shorter. No matter what cosmetic issue you are dealing with, the Stephen Woodall Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry team is ready to help.
Bonding can last up to ten years before it needs to be repaired or replaced. However, the lifespan of dental bonding will vary depending on the location of the bond, your oral habits, and how well you take care of your teeth. For example, bonds on your front teeth may not last as long as bonds on your molars because they are more likely to come into contact with hard foods and acidic beverages.
If you take care of your bonded teeth and avoid habits that can damage them, your bonds should last for many years. To help keep your bonded teeth healthy and looking their best you should: brush at least twice a day with toothpaste that contains fluoride, floss daily, and see your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.