At Summit Dental of La Mesa, we are proud of how we can use cosmetic dentistry to not only repair decayed or broken teeth but to improve the appearance of the smile as a whole. One of the simplest and most economical ways of enhancing the smile when imperfections exist is with the use of dental bonding. The professionals at our La Mesa, CA area practice can strengthen teeth while disguising problem areas in the front of the smile with composite resin bonding.
Dental bonding is a tooth-colored material that is used to replace missing tooth structure or hide unappealing defects or damage to a tooth. An enamel-like material is applied directly to the tooth, sculpted into the correct shape, cured with a special curing light, and polished to create a natural-looking solution.
What can dental bonding be used for?
Our team, including Drs. Richard Evans, Christine Allen, and Bethany Englund utilize dental bonding for:
- Evening out spaced or crooked teeth
- Addressing discoloration and permanent staining of tooth enamel
- Chips/cracks in the tooth’s outside structure
- Minor defects to a natural tooth
- Lengthening a tooth that appears short or unusually shaped
What is involved in the bonding process?
Since dental bonding does not require laboratory work as other restorations (including dental crowns, dental bridges, and porcelain veneers), they are completed quickly in the dental chair during one visit. After the tooth is prepped, the surface of the tooth is cleaned and etched. Then, a composite resin that matches the patient’s smile is applied to the surface of the tooth and hardened with a curing light. Once hard, the dentist then shapes and polishes the area for a beautiful finished result.
Consider dental bonding to enhance the smile
If you are looking for an economical, simple, and fast solution to an imperfect smile, teeth bonding for gaps, staining, and imperfections on the front teeth may be the best option for you. Contact Drs. Richard Evans, Christine Allen, and Bethany Englund of Summit Dental of La Mesa today to learn more. Our office is located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard, Suite #204, and can be reached at (619) 494-2492 for an appointment.