Dental bonding is an affordable, versatile dental treatment that can address numerous cosmetic issues as well as dental health issues. Our expert in dental bonding in Westlake Village may recommend dental bonding to restore cavities, protect exposed roots or make cosmetic alterations.
If you are a candidate for dental bonding, our Westlake Village dental bonding expert will apply a tooth-colored resin material to your tooth to restore its appearance. Bonding can close gaps between teeth, alter the shape of teeth, protect teeth and restore cavities more aesthetically than amalgam fillings. It is fast, easy and one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures.
Dental Bonding Westlake Village
Our expert in dental bonding in Westlake Village will begin by preparing the tooth. You will generally not need anesthesia unless you are having a cavity filled. The surface of the tooth will be roughened slightly to ensure that the composite resin material adheres properly. A conditioning liquid that will act as a primer will be painted onto the tooth. Then the resin, which has a putty-like texture, will be applied to the tooth. The resin is molded to the tooth in thin layers and carefully shaped to match your tooth’s surface. An ultraviolet light cures the material, and when it is completely hard, our Westlake Village dental bonding expert will complete the shaping process and polish it to match your tooth.
Dental bonding can take from half an hour to an hour per tooth, and it is performed in our dental office, which eliminates the waiting that can occur with other types of restorations. While it is a popular treatment, it does have some drawbacks. Dental bonding may not last as long as porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns, and it can stain over time. Due to its limitations, our Westlake Village dental bonding expert often recommends it for minor flaws or in areas of low bite pressure. We can help you determine if bonding is right for you and help you create and implement a treatment plan that will restore and improve your smile.
Contact our dentist in Westlake Village today to learn more or to schedule your dental bonding consultation.