Dental Bonding in Chino Hills
Transform your teeth with dental bonding treatment at Chino Hills Family Dentistry
Chino Hills Family Dentistry offers dental bonding to restore a chipped tooth or make cosmetic changes to your teeth. Call our office at (909) 393-3500 to book a dental bonding treatment if you’re a patient from Chino Hills or surrounding areas. Dr. Douglas Kim can examine your teeth and explain how dental bonding can help enhance your smile.
What is dental bonding?
Tooth bonding is a dental cosmetic procedure that covers up imperfections on the teeth. It involves attaching composite resin to the natural tooth structure. The composite resin can be shaped and polished to blend in with the rest of the teeth.
Dental bonding is commonly used to address cosmetic dental issues such as:
- Gap between teeth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth that is too small
- Misshaped tooth
What should I expect during a dental bonding procedure?
Dental bonding is a simple process that does not require anesthesia unless it is used to fill a decayed tooth. It takes less than an hour to complete. Dr. Kim will start by using a shade guide to select the color of composite resin that matches the color of your teeth. The tooth’s surface is roughened and a conditioning liquid is applied to allow the bonding material to adhere to the tooth. Then, the resin is applied and molded to the desired shape. Dr. Kim will then use ultraviolet light or laser to harden the composite resin and trim and shape the bonding. Lastly, the tooth is polished to match the rest of the tooth’s surface.
How do I maintain my bonded tooth?
A bonded tooth requires the same care as your natural teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene is a good place to start. Scheduling dental exams and cleanings are also important, so your dentist can check the condition of your dental bond.
The material used for dental bonding can chip, so it’s best to stay away from eating hard food and chewing on hard objects. Call your dentist if you accidentally chip a bonded tooth.