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Dental Bonding Specialist

Desert Dentist -  - General Dentistry

Desert Dentist

General Dentistry located in Hesperia, CA & Apple Valley, CA

If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable dental treatment for chipped, discolored, or gapped teeth, consider dental bonding. At Desert Dentist in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, the team of experienced dentists offers dental bonding to correct dental imperfections and restore your smile. Call Desert Dentist today or schedule a consultation online to find out if dental bonding is right for you.

Dental Bonding Q & A

 

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a non-invasive treatment to repair and reshape a tooth. The Desert Dentist team shapes composite dental resin by hand, applying it to your tooth for a highly-personalized effect.

Why would I need dental bonding?

The Desert Dentist team might recommend dental bonding to address various issues, such as:

  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improving discolored teeth
  • Restoring tooth decay
  • Closing gaps between teeth
  • Reshaping uneven teeth
  • Protecting exposed tooth roots

Your dentist provides a comprehensive exam before recommending any treatment, including dental bonding. Feel free to ask questions about your options. The dentists are committed to providing the best possible care.

What happens during dental bonding?

You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for dental bonding. In most cases, you don’t even need to make an additional appointment for the procedure. 

Your dentist begins by selecting a composite resin that matches the shade of your teeth. Then, they carefully mold the resin into the correct shape, applying it to your tooth to repair cracks, chips, or other dental issues. 

Once your dentist is satisfied with the placement and shape of the resin, they direct a special light onto your treated tooth. The light hardens the resin, sealing it to your tooth.

What are the benefits of dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, convenient, and affordable option to repair a tooth or teeth. It doesn’t usually require an anesthetic, and you don’t need multiple visits to complete the treatment. It looks natural and is resistant to staining and decay.

How should I take care of my teeth after dental bonding?

You don’t need to do anything special to take care of your teeth after dental bonding. Continue to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss at least once. It’s also essential to continue to schedule and attend regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. 

The resin used in dental bonding isn’t quite as strong as your natural teeth, making it even more important to only use your teeth for biting and chewing. You might also want to give up crunching on ice or popcorn kernels to extend the longevity of your dental bonding. 

Call Desert Dentist today or make an appointment online to find out if dental bonding is right for you.