Dental Bonding 101 From Our Santa Monica Dental Team

Written by Dr. Follette on Mar 8, 2016

Dental bonding is one of the most popular treatments here in our Santa Monica dental office. More and more patients are contacting our dental team to learn about the facts of dental bonding. This is why, today, we have put together this quick primer on how dental bonding works, and whom it can help. Keep reading to get more information.

Dental bonding refers to the process by which our dentist applies dental resin over the patient’s natural dental enamel. We may apply resin in order:

· Whiten and brighten the appearance of dark or dull teeth

· Fill in cracks in the dental enamel

· Rebuild chipped away portions of a patient’s dental enamel

· Make narrow teeth appear wider and better proportioned

· Lengthen short teeth

· Build out crooked or crowded teeth so that the smile appears straight

· Close gaps between teeth

· Improve and even out bite surfaces

The process by which we apply dental resin is simple, straightforward, and stress-free for the patient. This treatment is non-invasive, and exceptionally comfortable.

Once our dentist places the resin on your tooth, we will cure the resin so that it hardens onto your tooth. Once the resin is cured, it will be sturdy and durable on your tooth. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods, drink your favorite beverages, and jump back into your normal routine.

We use dental resin for dental bonding because it closely mimics the appearance and the feel of natural enamel. Plus, dental resin is completely customizable in both color and shape.

If you think that dental bonding might be the right thing for your smile, please feel free to contact our Santa Monica dentist by phone or through our website. We offer the treatments that you need in order to achieve the smile that you’ve been dreaming of!