cosmetic bonding

Dental Bonding

cosmetic bondingThousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA

If you are looking for an affordable option to fix your smile, then cosmetic bonding might be the answer for you. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, cosmetic bonding, also referred to as instant orthodontics, can repair a variety of aesthetic issues with your teeth. Find out how cosmetic dentists in Agoura Hills at Integrative Dental Arts can help.

What is cosmetic bonding?

By using a composite resin material, bonding is adhered to the front surface each tooth being treated, and then your cosmetic dentist will expertly mold and shape the material to look like a natural tooth. The final steps involve setting the material using a special curing light and then giving it a good polish for a pristine finish.

During a cosmetic bonding treatment, the dentist can repair multiple teeth at once, meaning when you leave our office, you will have a perfect smile. While bonding is permanent, it will not last forever. With good oral hygiene and routine dental visits for cleanings and checkups, your dental bonding should last between three to 10 years.

What can cosmetic bonding correct?

Cosmetic bonding is quite versatile, making it one of the most popular dental treatments.

Here are common dental issues that cosmetic bonding can fix:

  • Damage due to tooth decay
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Minor tooth misalignment
  • Stained teeth
  • Replace older metal fillings
  • Resolve tooth sensitivity along the gum line
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Twisted tooth
  • Crown lengthening for a tooth that is too short

Why choose cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is convenient since you can receive treatment in a single day, no waiting weeks for a dental laboratory to fabricate your restoration. Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, bonding is quite affordable, although it yields high-quality results that look completely natural. Only a minor amount of tooth structure has to be removed to complete a bonding procedure, which means it is not an invasive procedure and sometimes does not even require any anesthesia. However, you can discuss this with the dentist prior to your procedure.

How do I maintain my teeth after receiving cosmetic bonding?

Caring for your teeth after a procedure like cosmetic bonding is simple and no different than what you already are doing. Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Avoid using your teeth to tear open packages, bite your fingernails, or use your teeth to open other items. Also, be sure to visit the dentist regularly for your twice-yearly dental cleanings. During each checkup, we will inspect your bonded teeth to ensure the material remains intact.

Is cosmetic bonding right for me?

If you have minor aesthetic problems with your teeth, then cosmetic bonding might be a good solution for you. Cosmetic bonding can even provide you with perfectly straight teeth without the need for orthodontics. However, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Integrative Dental Arts. We can assess your oral health, as well as your aesthetic concerns, to suggest which cosmetic dental treatment is right for you.  

Cosmetic Bonding in Agoura Hills

To learn more or to schedule your consultation, contact Integrative Dental Arts by calling (818) 889-0400. We welcome patients of Agoura Hills and Westlake Village.