Dental Bonding Cerritos CA

Dental Bonding

DENTAL BONDING CERRITOS, CA

Chipped or discolored teeth can be an embarrassment, but the cost of porcelain veneers may seem to be out of reach. Never fear – dental bonding is here! We can renew your smile and make it look fabulous with affordable and painless dental bonding in Cerritos. This is a quick, affordable way to repair certain cosmetic issues and get a beautiful smile in no time.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is very similar to a composite filling. We use the same materials and techniques. The difference is that we aren’t removing any decay. This is a purely cosmetic procedure.

With dental bonding in Cerritos, we use a strong adhesive to bond the composite filling material to the surface of your teeth. The result: Naturally beautiful-looking teeth.

One of the great things about dental bonding is that you won’t be in the dental chair for hours or need to make multiple visits (unless you have extensive cosmetic work you want to be done).

Another benefit: Most patients don’t need anesthesia during a bonding appointment. We’re working on the enamel, which is thick and strong and is rarely sensitive.

Dental Bonding Cerritos CA
Dental Bonding Dentist Cerritos CA

What Does Dental Bonding in Cerritos Treat?

Dental bonding is a quick and easy technique to fix minor imperfections in one or multiple teeth. Dental bonding can be used for a variety of dental needs including the following.

Chipped and Damaged Teeth

Chipped or damaged teeth can look as good as new with dental bonding. We can shape the material to fill in chips and cracks and restore the natural appearance and function of the tooth. By the time your Cerritos dentist is finished, you’ll never know the tooth was damaged.

Irregular Shapes and Sizes

Teeth that are irregularly shaped or have gaps can not only impact the way your smile looks but how it functions.

Gaps in teeth can end up causing the other teeth to shift, which can be problematic. When your teeth shift, it changes the way they come together, putting tension on the jaw joint and straining the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of your face and neck. The result is a painful condition called TMJ disorder. A bite shift can also put excess pressure on certain teeth, leading to cracks, chips, and even fractures.

Teeth that are too short compared to other teeth can cause problems with function and make chewing uncomfortable. Dental bonding in Cerritos can fix some of these issues.

Discoloration and Stubborn Stains

You have some stained teeth that are causing embarrassment. You try over-the-counter whitening strips or other similar products but to no avail. You’ve even tried professional teeth whitening with products from your dentist but still, no luck.

Stubborn stains and discolorations caused by medications (like tetracycline) don’t respond well to these types of whitening procedures.

However, dental bonding can cover the stains and discoloration and provide you with a beautiful, bright smile without the expense of porcelain veneers.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

As was mentioned, we can make minor repairs caused by shifting teeth, which can reduce your risk of developing TMJ disorder or reduce your symptoms if you already have the disorder.

Additionally, repairing broken, chipped, or cracked teeth – as well as fixing gaps – with dental bonding in Cerritos can serve as a preventative measure that keeps your entire mouth healthier.

Another benefit is that dental bonding doesn’t require removing as much enamel as other procedures, such as dental crowns and veneers. Preserving the structure of your teeth keeps them healthy and strong.

Finally, the recovery time for dental bonding is relatively short. Most people don’t experience any sensitivity or tenderness of teeth or gums after a bonding appointment.

Dental Bonding Benefits Cerritos CA
Dental Bonding In Cerritos CA

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding should last at least five years, though it can last up to 10 years (or more) with proper dental hygiene and maintenance. This includes common oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Unfortunately, the longevity of your bonding can decrease significantly if you don’t practice good oral hygiene, don’t visit your dentist regularly, use your teeth as tools, and chew on hard foods or objects (like ice, hard candy, and pen caps)

What Does Dental Bonding in Cerritos Cost?

The average cost for dental bonding is $200 to $600, but the full cost depends on the number and type of teeth being bonded, as well as the level of damage we need to repair.

Some of the costs may be covered by dental insurance if the procedure is not fully cosmetic. Most insurance companies typically have a zero-coverage policy for cosmetic procedures. However, some patients require bonding due to cracks or fractures that can be detrimental to the strength, health, and stability of the tooth.

If dental bonding is right for you, our team will work with you and your insurance to meet your budget. We offer flexible payment options, as well as outside financing.

How Do You Get Started with Dental Bonding?

The ball gets rolling when you visit your Cerritos dentist for a consultation and examination. During this appointment, your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and discuss your desires as far as repairing the teeth go.

During this appointment, we may take digital x-rays to evaluate the teeth for structural issues, as well as for decay.

What Happens During the Dental Bonding Appointment?

During your bonding appointment, we’ll find a composite filling material that matches the natural shade of your teeth.

If you don’t need to be numbed, we will get started right away. First, your dentist will remove a bit of enamel for retention purposes. In essence, we’re basically roughing up the surface of the tooth, so the composite adheres to the tooth better.

Then, your dentist will place an adhesive on the tooth before placing the composite. He’ll use special instruments to shape the composite and give the tooth an anatomically correct and aesthetically appealing shape. Once satisfied, your dentist will light cure the composite to make it hard.

Finally, we’ll polish the bonding so that it looks and feels just as shiny and slick as your natural teeth.

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Dental Bonding in Cerritos from One of the Top Dentists in California

Dr. Omid has worked hard over the years to earn a reputation as one of the top dentists in the state. He has spent a lot of time learning about the latest dental innovations and techniques, as well as finding the highest-quality dental products and materials.

When you become a patient of Dentist of Cerritos, you can have confidence knowing that your dental bonding will look and feel great and last for years to come.

Restore Your Beautiful Smile with Dental Bonding In Cerritos

Interested in what your Cerritos dentist can do for you with dental bonding? Contact our team to schedule a consultation with Dr. Omid.

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