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Dental Bonding – Culver City Dentist United Dental Care, CA

Most people think dental bonding is only a cosmetic procedure. Little do others know that it can generally benefit their oral health.

So, if you’re looking for the best dentist to get dental bonding, visit Culver City Dentist, United Dental Care, CA.

Here are the things you need to know first before getting this dental treatment.



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What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that restores and enhances the appearance of your teeth. It uses composite resin, a polymer-based material used in dentistry for aesthetic repairs.

Due to its aesthetic and preventive benefits, many people choose this cosmetic dental procedure.

Advantages:

  • Dental bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic procedures compared to veneers or crowns.
  • It can be done in one visit, thus consuming less time than other procedures.
  • It is less invasive. Unlike veneers or crowns, it doesn’t leave your teeth with too much damage.
  • Anesthesia is not normally required.


  • Disadvantages:

  • Dental bonding is not stain-resistant. Resin absorbs stains over time.
  • It is not that durable, unlike veneers or crowns.

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    When is dental bonding recommended?

    Dental bonding is recommended for people who have the following minor dental problems:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Gap between teeth
  • Whitening teeth
  • Resize your teeth

  • *Note: Severe cases of the problems above may require different dental procedures.

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    How is dental bonding performed?

    Tooth bonding usually requires no anesthesia and generally takes 30 to 60 minutes to finish.

    Here is how we at Culver City Dentist perform the dental bonding procedure.

    Step 1
    Before the dental bonding, our cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are eligible for the procedure.

    Step 2
    If you are eligible, our expert will then select a shade of the resin that will match the color of your natural teeth.

    Step 3
    Our dentist will prepare your teeth, roughen them, and apply a conditioning liquid to help the bonding material stick.

    Step 4
    After that, the resin will be applied, smoothened, and molded to its desired shape. It will then be hardened using a special curing light.

    Step 5
    Finally, our cosmetic dentist will make the final adjustment, polishing the material to match the natural look of your teeth.

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    How much does dental bonding cost?

    Although tooth bonding is considered one of the least expensive cosmetic dental procedures, its price still varies in some aspects. Factors like your location, teeth number, the complexity of the procedure, and the type of bonding needed may determine its costs.

    On average, the price of dental bonding in California can range from $300 to $600 per tooth. Since it is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance companies may not include it in your typical dental coverage. It may, however, be covered if it is considered a protective dental measure.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can't find the information you're looking for? We've shared some of our most frequently asked questions to help you out!

    The lifespan of your dental bonding always depends on how you maintain your oral health. Typically, it can last between three to ten years. After the timeframe, your dentist may either maintain it or replace it.

    There is no definite number of times you can bond a tooth. However, due to multiple bonding, your teeth will eventually weaken to the point that it is not qualified for another treatment.

    The resin used in dental bonding is not stain-resistant. It is highly recommended to avoid food and drinks that can stain their color and alter the bonding structure. These include coffee, tea, red wine, candies, sweets, berries, and curries. Acidic food like citrus juices and tomato sauce should also be avoided. You should also limit eating chewy and hard food to avoid damaging your bonding.

    When your bonding falls off, it leaves your tooth open to infection. So, the best solution when your dental bonding falls off is to visit your dentist to fix it as soon as possible.

    Here are the things to avoid when having a bonded tooth.

     

    • Smoking or chewing tobacco. It can lead to teeth discoloration.
    • Biting or chewing hard food. (e.g., candies, gummy and sticky sweets, ice, popcorn kernel, nuts, etc.)
    • Playing or biting non-food objects. (e.g., fingernails, pens, pencils, nylon packages, etc.)
    • Grinding or clenching your teeth

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    Even though it has drawbacks, getting tooth bonding is always worthwhile, especially with the assistance of our best cosmetic dentist.

    To find out how to move forward with your dental bonding process, schedule an appointment with Culver City dentist United Dental Care.