By Moy Dental
January 04, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Bonding  

Ready to find out how this simple, cosmetic dental procedure could improve the look of your smile?

Sometimes we have some minor flaws that keep us from having the perfect smile. Maybe it’s that tiny gap between your front teeth or some small chips in your teeth. Either way, if you are looking for a treatment option that will improve the overall appearance of your smile without turning to drastic measures then it’s time you asked your San Leandro cosmetic dentist Dr. Stephen J. Moy about dental Bondingbonding.

What is cosmetic bonding?

This cosmetic treatment is popular because it is one of the easiest and least expensive dental procedures you can get to improve smile aesthetics. The tooth-colored resin your San Leandro, CA dentist uses can easily be shaped and molded to cover problem areas and create a more flawless look. Bonding can be used to change the color or shape of a tooth. The bonding material we use is no different than the kind we use to fill a cavity.

When is cosmetic bonding recommended?

This is usually a great option for patients looking to tweak minimal issues including,

  • Small stains and discolorations
  • Chipped teeth
  • Small spaces between teeth
  • Small or misshapen teeth
  • To fill a cavity

What should I expect from the procedure?

Unless you are having a cavity filled no preparation is needed in order to get cosmetic bonding. The only scenario anesthesia is ever needed is to fill a decayed tooth. Cosmetic bonding is painless and non-invasive. We will use a shade guide to help us choose the proper resin color for your teeth. Next we will etch your tooth’s surface to roughen it up and then apply a conditioning liquid that will help the bonding resin stick to your teeth.

Then we will apply the tooth-colored resin to your teeth. The resin will be molded into the ideal shape before we finally use a laser to harden the resin. Once hardened, the resin may require some minor trimming or shaping. After a good polishing, your new smile is complete.

Are you ready to find out if cosmetic bonding is right for your smile? Then turn to your dentist in San Leandro for all of your dental needs. Call Moy Dental today!