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By Joseph DuRoss, DDS
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental bonding  

The teeth which show in the front of your mouth are the smile line or zone. At the office of Dr. Joseph DuRoss in Long Beach, CA, your cosmetic dentist knows how important the smile line is to personal confidence. So, he offers many cosmetic treatments to improve your appearance and self-esteem. An easy and very effective one is dental bonding. Here's what you should know about it.

What is dental bonding?

Also called direct bonding, this aesthetic service remakes small spatial problems (such as gaps), hides pits and craze lines and repairs hairline fractures and chips. Called an additive treatment by Dear Doctor, bonding uses composite resin, the material in tooth-colored fillings, to artistically reshape a variety of aesthetic and structural problems.

Typically applied to front teeth, the resin is layered onto the tooth defect, hardened with a special UV light, and layered again until the dentist achieves the right size and shape. Dr. DuRoss uses sanding techniques and a drill to achieve the final result and then buffs the tooth for a realistic sheen.

Who can get dental bonding?

Your dentist will examine your teeth and determine what aesthetic treatment would best improve your smile appearance. Dental bonding is most appropriate for minor repairs and reshaping--for instance, if your child chips a tooth in a fall or you have a couple of oddly shaped teeth that mar an otherwise pleasing smile.

Overall, bonding costs far less and is easier and quicker than porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers or more complex aesthetic services. Plus, bonding is time-sparing, taking no more than 30 minutes (or less) per tooth and performed right in our Long Beach, CA, office by your dentist.

Other benefits of dental bonding

1. Composite resin mimics natural tooth enamel in color and sheen. Plus, it's relatively durable if you avoid hard foods, such as nuts, and don't stress it with teeth clenching or chewing on your pencil.

2. Bonding is budget-friendly, particularly compared to crowns or veneers.

3. The process requires little to no enamel resurfacing--only a gentle cleaning and etching with a mild acid.

Learn more

At Joseph DuRoss D.D.S., we can make your smile dreams come true. Come to our Long Beach, CA, office for a friendly consultation with our wonderful cosmetic dentist. Dental bonding may be just what you need. Phone us today for an appointment: (562) 424-8537.

By Joseph DuRoss, DDS
May 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental bonding might just be able to fix those small imperfections in your smile.dental bonding

If every time you look in the mirror and smile all you notice is that small gap between your front teeth, little discolorations or even cracks and chips, then you may be longing for a simple and easy way to fix this. This is when you should talk to our Long Beach, CA, dentist, Dr. Joseph DuRoss, about dental bonding.

What is dental bonding?

This technique uses a tooth-colored resin, which is applied over one or more areas of a tooth, molded into place and then hardened with a curing light. Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to change the appearance of one or more teeth to improve how your smile looks.

When is it used?

There are many times in which to consider getting dental bonding from our Long Beach, CA, cosmetic dentist including:

  • To cover over chips and cracks
  • To hide discolorations
  • To fill gaps between teeth
  • To lengthen a tooth
  • To alter the shape of a tooth
  • To fix a decayed tooth (this same resin can also be used to fill cavities)

What should I expect from the dental bonding procedure?

What makes this a popular option for many people looking to make a minor adjustment to their smile is that it’s non-invasive.

Once we determine that you are ideal for dental bonding, we will choose the proper shade of resin that will blend in with the tooth. Then we will apply a liquid over the tooth that will roughen up the surface so the resin sticks to the tooth more easily.

From there, we will apply the resin and then shape and trim it, as necessary. Once it’s the ideal shape, we will use the light to harden the bonding resin to your tooth. With a final polish your new smile is ready to be shown off!

If you are ready to chat about dental bonding and to find out if you are right for this treatment, then it’s time you called our Long Beach, CA, dental office and scheduled a consultation with us.



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