If you are looking for an affordable dental treatment to effectively address issues in your teeth, you may want to consider dental bonding. This versatile treatment can be used cosmetically or restoratively to change the appearance or improve the health of a tooth. We are proud to offer it at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental in El Dorado Hills, CA.
Dental bonding is a treatment that involves the application, or bonding, of a composite resin material to the teeth. It is one of the most affordable dental treatments and is very versatile. It offers advantages over other procedures, such as crowns or veneers, because it does not require any tooth enamel to be removed and there is no wait period required for it to be produced in a dental laboratory.
Your dentist at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental may recommend dental bonding in El Dorado Hills, CA for a number of reasons. Often, it is used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth or to close large spaces in between teeth. Because it can be colored to match the surrounding teeth and it can be easily molded into a particular shape, it can also be used to change the shape of a tooth, making it appear longer or building up a tooth that has become worn. Bonding can also be used to cover a portion of a tooth root that may have become partly exposed after the gums have receded or as an alternative to amalgam fillings.
The procedure for dental bonding is fairly simple and can usually be completed in just one appointment at El Dorado Hills Town Center Dental. After the tooth or teeth receiving the bonding has been cleaned, a mildly acidic solution will be applied to the tooth surface to slightly roughen it. A special solution will then be applied to help the bonding material adhere more securely to the tooth. The composite resin material will then be applied to the tooth and molded into the desired shape. It will be set and hardened with an ultraviolet light, after which your dentist can make adjustments if needed to make sure that the treated tooth or teeth fit comfortably with your bite.