Uses of Dental Bonding

Applying dental bonding is one of the easiest and least expensive cosmetic dental procedures available today. Many cosmetic flaws in a smile can be fixed using this method. The bonding material is a composite resin, or type of plastic, that can be molded by our dental bonding dentist in Los Angeles to meet your needs.

Dental bonding can be used to:

  • Cover stains and discoloration
  • Fill in chips and cracks
  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Change the shape of a small or uneven tooth
  • Act as an alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a tooth root if the gums have receded

To apply bonding, our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles must first abrade and roughen the teeth in order for the material to adhere properly. You will work together to decide the shade of resin that best matches the enamel of your other teeth. The tooth will then be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid, which also helps the resin to bond.

The dental bonding is then applied, molded, and smoothed until it resembles a perfect and healthy tooth. An ultraviolet laser is used for hardening. As the material continues to harden, our expert will continue to trim and shape it. Finally, it will be polished for a natural, shiny look.

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