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.

 

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.

Bonding is a great way to improve your smile! | Walnut Creek, CA

Bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one (or more) of your teeth. Bonding is a tooth colored restoration process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.

Not only is bonding useful for chipped and broken teeth, but it is great for stained teeth that are resistant to professional whitening treatment.

Although bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns; with proper care, bonding composites can last for years.

For more information on bonding or other tooth colored restoration procedures contact Walnut Creek Prosthodontics at 925-934-5526. Walnut Creek Prosthodontics is conveniently located near the Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek, CA. For more information visit our website at www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Proudly serving Walnut Creek, Black Hawk, San Ramon, Oakland, Rossmoore, Berkley, Martinez, and all surrounding areas.