If you’d like to improve your smile without invasive treatment, dental bonding from Dr. Jared Wu may be right for you. You can transform your teeth in just a single appointment at Cerritos Plaza Dentistry. Contact us now to schedule a cosmetic consultation.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that’s used to reshape your teeth and enhance their appearance. It uses tooth-colored dental resin that Dr. Wu will apply directly to your tooth. This is similar to the material used for tooth-colored fillings.
Once the bonding material is in place, Dr. Wu will shape and sculpt it, then harden it and trim it to enhance your smile. Bonding can be used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues including minor chips, uneven teeth, gaps between front teeth, tooth stains, and more.
The Dental Bonding Treatment Process
Preparing your tooth
To begin the process, Dr. Wu will clean the treatment area and apply a special acid to your tooth. This acid roughens the surface very slightly, which ensures that the composite material can bond tightly to your tooth.
Once he has prepared your tooth, Dr. Wu will apply a tooth-colored composite material that will match your natural enamel perfectly. Then he will use special tools to shape the composite and enhance the shape of your tooth.
Final Trimming and Polishing
After the overall shape looks right, Dr. Wu will use a special light to activate the bonding resin. Then, he will trim and adjust the resin until it looks and feels perfect. This process will be repeated if you are having multiple teeth treated with dental bonding.
Before & Afters
A smile is worth 1,000 words.
Did you know?
Bonded teeth can chip, so avoid teeth grinding and using your teeth as tools.