Woodland Hills Dental Bonding – Southern Cal Smiles
Some dental imperfections don’t warrant the placement of a veneer or a crown. Dental bonding is a quicker and simpler way than crown or veneer treatment to mask small flaws in the teeth — whether it involves shape, size or color. Dr. Fredericks, a respected Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist, performs dental bonding at her practice near Calabasas. Bonding is a quick procedure that does not require any special recovery time.
Beautify Your Smile with Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a technique in which a tooth-colored, putty-like material is carefully applied to improve the appearance of a tooth. It’s a more conservative alternative to placing a dental crown or veneer and also a quicker process. While it will not provide the structural support of a dental crown, or fully encapsulate the tooth like a veneer, bonding can conceal minor flaws. Dr. Fredericks can accomplish the following objectives through dental bonding:
- Mask small chips or cracks
- Lengthen a short tooth
- Fill in small spaces between the teeth
- Cover up stains or discoloration
- Conceal a crooked or misshaped tooth
Dental Bonding: What to Expect
Bonding is performed during a single visit to Dr. Fredericks’ dental practice; the entire appointment takes about an hour. Bonding doesn’t require any impressions, molds or models, so it can be completed more quickly than the placement of a customized tooth restoration.
First, Dr. Fredericks applies a special cleaning solution to the surface of the tooth to so the bonding material will adhere. She will select a material that matches your natural tooth color, so that the bonding blends in with the rest of your teeth. Dr. Fredericks places a small amount of the putty-like material on your tooth and molds it into the desired shape. Once she is satisfied with her sculpting, she uses a high-intensity curing light to harden the composite. She may repeat these steps as needed.
After she’s finished, Dr. Fredericks will give you additional instructions for caring for your newly-bonded teeth. The resin bonding material is durable and strong, and can last for years with the proper care and maintenance.
Contact Our Practice
Would you like to conceal small dental imperfections with bonding? Learn more by contacting Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles. Call or email us for an appointment today.