Dental Bonding Process | Walnut Creek Dentist

bondingDo you have any stained, misaligned, chipped, or broken teeth? Are you look for a solution to restore them? If so, dental bonding may be the perfect solution for you! Dental bonding can be used as an alternative to veneers, and as a restorative procedure for crack, chipped, misaligned or discolored. This is type of cosmetic and restorative procedure takes an artist skill since you dentist has to repair and rejuvenate your teeth, while also having to improve the function and appearance of your smile. The material your dentist uses for dental bonding is composed of composite resin that hardens and fuses to your tooth when a specialized light is shined on it.

Dental Bonding Procedure:

  • First your dentist will start by applying an etching solution to your tooth/teeth that will be receiving the bonding material. The solution gently roughens the surface of your tooth to create a strong between the tooth and composite resin.
  • Then a thin layer of the bonding resin is placed on the surface of your tooth and is seal with a special kind of light. Many layers can be added and hardened. Each layer takes a couple minutes to harden.
  • After your dentist will start to sculpt the material to the desired shape and then is colored to match the shape of your very own natural teeth.
  • Finally to finish, the bonding material is polished until it’s entirely smooth.

The dental bonding can take up to two hours, but the results can last you up to ten years if taken care of properly. For more information concerning dental bonding, contact Barmby and Frick Prosthodontist in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit our website at www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Dental Bonding | Walnut Creek Dentist

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve an individual’s smile.

Dental bonding may be used as an option for a multitude of cosmetic issues such as:

  • To repair decayed teeth
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

What is tooth bonding like?

In order to prepare for dental bonding, your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth. The surface of the tooth will then be roughened, and a conditioning liquid will be applied. This will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth colored resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape.

An ultraviolet laser is used to harden the material. After it is hardened, your dentist will trim and shape the tooth, and then polish it.

This whole procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete.

For more information on whether or not you are a good candidate for a dental bonding procedure call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick also proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.

 

The Ideal Candidate for Dental Bonding | Walnut Creek Dentist

If you suffer from any dental problems that threaten the look of your smile you are the ideal candidate for a dental bonding procedure.

Whether you suffer from chipped or cracked teeth, a dental bonding procedure will drastically enhance your smile to a more natural and polished look.

Dental Bonding is also recommended for those individuals who suffer from tooth discoloration! Avoid suffering from stains that never seem to go away no matter how hard you try because dental bonding will allow you to achieve your ideal, bright smile.

Drs. Barmby and Frick will gladly consult with you on how a dental bonding procedure will rejuvenate your smile so call today and schedule an appointment.

For more information on whether or not you are a good candidate for a dental bonding procedure call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick also proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.

Walnut Creek Dentist | Cosmetic Dentistry | What to Avoid after Dental Bonding

 

If you have just had a dental bonding procedure to enhance your smile, you should take the necessary precautions and avoid foods that can damage the bonding. Drs. Barmby and Frick encourage patients to avoid the following after going through a dental bonding procedure:

  • Avoid any dark drinks such as coffee, wine, or tea because individuals risk staining the composite resin.
  • Avoid using your front teeth when chewing hard foods such as apples because this could loosen and damage the bonding.
  • Avoid any chewy food such as caramel, gum, fruit snacks, and jerky because the stickiness may dislodge the bonding material.
  • Avoid foods that have a high acidity such as vinegar, tomatoes, or pineapples.
  • Avoid any bad habits such as grinding your teeth or chewing your nails.

Don’t allow certain foods or habits to keep you from having your ideal smile. Because your teeth are prone to damage after a bonding procedure, it is essential that you take proper care of your teeth and avoid all items on the list. For a clear choice cosmetic dentist in the city of Walnut Creek, trust Drs. Barmby and Frick and call today.

For more information on cosmetic dental bonding and how to properly manage your oral health after a procedure call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick also proudly accept patients from Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, Broadway Plaza, Black Hawk, and surrounding areas.

Walnut Creek Dentist | Cosmetic Dentistry | How does the Bonding Process Work?

 

There are two main types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures: direct composite bonding and adhesive binding. Direct composite bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material while in the adhesive bonding process, Drs. Barmby and Frick attach a restoration to a tooth using adhesive and a high intensity curing light.

Regardless of which cosmetic dental bonding procedure an individual chooses for their specific condition, both processes begin with Drs. Barmby and Frick using a rubber dam to isolate the teeth. This step prevents any interference from moisture that could potentially harm the bonding process. Drs. Barmby and Frick then apply a gentle phosphoric acid solution to the surface of the tooth. Not only is this step painless, but improves the surface to strengthen the bond of the composite and the adhesive. After about 15 seconds that acid can be removed and the liquid agent can finally be applied to finish the bonding process.  Some patients assume that all bonding procedures require anesthetic injections, however, Drs. Barmby and Frick ensure that the use of injections all depend on how severs the patient’s condition is.

If you are looking for a quick fast may to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, bonding is the ideal form of cosmetic dentistry for you. In order to determine which bonding procedure is best suitable for your case, consult Drs. Barmby and Frick today.

For more questions on dental bonding or aspects of cosmetic dentistry call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkeley, Martinez, and surrounding areas.