Some Bond Are Hard to Break | Walnut Creek Dentist

We all want a fantastic looking smile – it’s one of the first signs we use to present ourselves to anyone we meet. But things happen in life that are out of our control, and sometimes it causes our smile to become chipped or cracked. Is there any hope left? Can your smile ever be repaired to its original state? The answer is yes; and dental bonding is your solution.

There are two main types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures: direct composite bonding and adhesive bonding. Direct composite bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material while in the adhesive bonding process. A restoration is then attached using adhesive and a high-intensity curing light.

Regardless of which cosmetic dental bonding procedure is used, a rubber dam will be used to isolate the teeth to prevent any interference from moisture that could potentially harm the bonding process. A gentle phosphoric acid solution is then applied to the surface of the tooth 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.

If you happen to have a dental emergency, it is important to have it looked after as soon as possible for the best possible outcome. Your dental professional will be able to examine your particular case and establish a treatment plan. A quick fast solution to repair a chipped or cracked tooth, bonding is the ideal option to bring your smile back.

For more information about dental bonding, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit

Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serves patients from Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda and all surrounding areas.