Dental imperfections like chips or gaps can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. To address minor cosmetic flaws, Dr. Sherry Vakilian offers a non-invasive cosmetic treatment called dental bonding. The treatment uses the same tooth-colored material that restores teeth after cavity treatments. Dr. Vakailian is an expert at artfully placing the composite resin to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, delivers significant cosmetic results through a straightforward and often short treatment at our Encinitas dental clinic. Many of our patients have come to enjoy the benefits of this convenient cosmetic procedure.
- Affordability: Dental bonding is one of the most cost-effective cosmetic treatments we offer. Bonding can be placed at a fraction of the price of porcelain veneers or dental crown treatments. Patients should keep in mind that bonding will need to be replaced every several years.
- Non-invasive procedure: Dental bonding is one of the few fully reversible cosmetic treatments we offer. Bonding can be placed without the need for removing natural tooth structure. If you are seeking the benefits of cosmetic dentistry but wish to retain your natural tooth structure, cosmetic bonding may be the ideal treatment to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
- Convenience: Most cosmetic bonding treatments can be completed in well under half an hour. For a patient who dislikes spending an hour or longer in the dentist’s chair, this can be a significant benefit. There’s also no recovery time associated with this cosmetic treatment.
What Can Dental Bonding Address?
Due to its pliable nature, dental bonding can be used to address nearly every minor cosmetic blemish imaginable. When considering which cosmetic treatment will work best for you, it is important to remember that there is a limit to what dental bonding can do. If you have significant misalignment issues, you may be a better candidate for Invisalign.
If one or more of your teeth are significantly decayed, you may be better served with a dental crown, which encases the entire tooth in a natural-looking cap. Patients who desire a drastically revamped smile that will last for many years should ask about our porcelain veneer options.
Dental bonding is a great treatment for:
- Small chips
- Minor cracks
- Patches of discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Small teeth
- Misshapen teeth
During your consultation at our Encinitas dental practice, Dr. Vakilian will guide you through our many cosmetic treatment options. We guarantee one thing: The right treatment is waiting for you at Dental Solutions of Encinitas!
How Is Dental Bonding Placed?
Your dental bonding procedure can be completed in one convenient visit to our Encinitas dental practice. First, your tooth will need to be prepared. This process requires cleaning the surface of your tooth and using a special etching liquid to ensure that the bonding will attach well. Then, the composite resin will be color-matched to your smile.
Once the bonding material has been artfully shaped to meet your cosmetic goals, a special light will be used to quickly harden the material. Any minor changes can be made before you are released.
Dental bonding can last anywhere from a few years to several years. The material will eventually need to be replaced through a simple and convenient procedure at our dental practice.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Treatment Consultation Today
Take the first step toward a bright, new smile. To schedule your dental bonding consultation at our Encinitas dental practice, please contact our office online or call (760) 436-9292.