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In dental bonding, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied to repair a chipped, decayed, fractured, or discolored tooth. The material bonds to the tooth, which is why the procedure is called bonding. Unlike veneers, which are fabricated in a dental laboratory, bonding can be performed in a single visit.

Bonding is among the easiest, least expensive, and quickest cosmetic dental procedures. Composite resin can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding teeth for beautiful, natural-looking results. See Pasadena cosmetic dentist, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. to find out how bonding can improve your smile.

Dental Bonding Uses

Bonding can be used to correct a range of cosmetic and oral health issues. Its uses include:

  • Repairing decayed teeth (filling cavities)
  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Closing spaces between the teeth
  • Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Making the teeth appear longer
  • Changing the shape of the teeth
  • Protecting the portion of a tooth’s roots exposed by receding gums
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Dental Bonding Before and Afters

Dental Bonding Pros and Cons

Bonding has many cosmetic uses, and it can also be used as an alternative to amalgam fillings and to protect the exposed roots of a tooth. It is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures. Unless multiple teeth are being treated, it can usually be performed in one short office visit. It requires little or no tooth enamel removal, and most bonding procedures can be performed without anesthesia.

The down side is that the materials used in bonding are not as strong as your natural teeth and can be chipped by activities such as biting the fingernails. Bonding is not as strong as crowns, veneers, or fillings, and not as stain resistant as crowns. After a few years, it will probably need to be repaired.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Due to the increased health concerns regarding COVID-19, we are now scheduling Virtual Consultations.

The virtual consultation can help answer questions, provide guidance and help ease your mind. This is an area recently approved by the American Dental Association. During this process you become a patient of our dental practice by filling out new patient forms. This process is to familiarize the doctor with your Medical and Dental history which will be reviewed before your virtual appointment. The insurance portion will be used for billing purposes.

Depending on your needs you can schedule for one of the two types of consultation

Consultations:

1. Limited Visual Consultation: Limited to one tooth or one area of concern. (10minutes)

2. General Visual Consultation: Answers to your questions to more than one area of concern. (20 minutes)

What we need from you prior to your Consultation time:

1. X-rays that you have from previous dentists up to five years old.

2. Pictures of the area taken by your smart phone from different angles. Take as many from different views as possible. Including pictures of your smile and bite. We have found using your flash on your phone and focusing will help.

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