Dental Bonding is a restoration procedure in which a tooth-colored resin is bonded to a tooth and cured with ultraviolet light. Bonding is faster and cheaper than veneers or crowns, and can thus be a good option to make small or large cosmetic improvements to your teeth. Unlike veneers and crowns, bonding can be done within one office visit since nothing has to be custom made by a dental laboratory; it is done chairside. Additionally, the procedure typically requires removing less the tooth enamel compared to veneers and crowns. Dr. Zuniga is also trained to do transitional bonding , which can be a temporary or permanent restorative option depending on what you need. This is very cost effective when doing full mouth restorative work, and lasts a long time with proper care. We will talk to you about this procedure if Dr. Zuniga believes you can benifit from this.
Dental bonding can close gaps(diastemas) between teeth, completely restore a chipped tooth, or even create a resin veneer for a single discolored or misshaped tooth . When done correctly, it offers beautiful results. This requires a highly trained dentist who specializes in smile design , applying it to the tooth and texturing it by hand. Dr. Zuniga's bonding cases are extraordinary in that they are extremely natural looking. She has truly transformed many of her patient's smiles , and given them their confidence back in just one visit.
How its done
The bonding procedure typically requires between 30 to 60 minutes to complete for each tooth. First the dentist determines exactly what color shade your teeth are to select a resin that will blend it naturally. Once this is done, the dentist will prepare the tooth so that the bonding material will adhere easier. This involves roughening the surface of the affected tooth and applying a liquid conditioner. Once this is complete, the dentist will apply the resin to the tooth, and cure it in place using an ultraviolet light. Finally, the dentist will apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing the resin for a good fit. YOu will love how natural your teeth will look!!