Even a tiny amount of damage to a single tooth can draw unwanted attention to your smile. Since details matter, our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, and our team can resolve the problem during a single visit to our office for dental bonding in Bakersfield, California. For a picture-perfect smile, call Rosedale Dental Studio at 661-501-4746 for your appointment.
What Is a Dental Bond?
A dental bond is nothing more than a composite resin. It is easy to shape and can be shaded to match the surface of your tooth. It is extremely biocompatible and, once it is cured, is very durable against normal wear and tear. It is a very conservative treatment and is normally used to address minor amounts of dental damage. It is a very common procedure and is almost completely noninvasive in most cases.
What Is Dental Bonding Used For?
Dr. Nicole Chen can use dental bonding to repair small chips or cracks in a tooth. We may also suggest this treatment to improve the size or shape of a tooth or to close gaps between teeth. Dental bonding can also be used to enhance the appearance of a severely discolored tooth. The material is also used in composite dental fillings and to hold veneers in place.
What Is Involved in the Process?
Often, a dental bond requires little or even no preparation. However, depending on the extent of the damage, we may need to shape the surface of your tooth to accommodate the bond. Dr. Nicole Chen will take the composite resin and shade it so that it matches the rest of the tooth and blends in with your smile. The bond will be applied to the affected area and sculpted into the correct shape. Once the composite has cured, our dentist will trim and polish it.