General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fullerton, CA
Dental bonding is a highly customized option to repair chipped or broken teeth or to cover a filling. At Arya Dental in Fullerton, California, Saeed Mokhayeri, DDS, and Hengameh Safarcherati, DDS, apply customized dental bonding with an artistic touch to give you a beautiful and natural looking smile. Call Arya Dental or make an appointment online today to find out if dental bonding is right for you.
Dental Bonding Q & A
What is dental bonding?
Dental bonding is a highly-customized alternative to veneers. The dentists at Arya Dental apply the composite material to your teeth by hand, shaping and molding it to correct both cosmetic concerns as well as damage.
Why would I need dental bonding?
You may choose dental bonding to correct a wide range of dental issues including:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Small or unevenly sized teeth
- Severe staining
- To protect an exposed tooth root
- To repair tooth decay or replace amalgam fillings
If you’re interested in dental bonding, make an appointment at Arya Dental for an exam and to talk to the expert dentists about bonding and other potential treatment options.
What should I expect during a dental bonding treatment?
If dental bonding is the best option to address your dental concerns, your dentist can complete the treatment in just one appointment. They begin by etching your teeth to create a rough surface, which helps the composite material stick to your teeth.
Then, after selecting the composite material that matches the shade of your teeth, they apply the resin to your teeth, shaping it with special tools for a highly-customized dental treatment. When your dentist is satisfied with the shape and size of your treated teeth, they direct a special light onto your teeth to harden the composite resin and bond it to your teeth securely.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding?
Dental bonding is an excellent option for most patients. Your teeth should be healthy and robust, even if you have minor damage or discoloration. Other treatments such as veneers, crowns, or traditional amalgam fillings may be better solutions for more extensive decay and damage or if your teeth are too weak to support bonding.
How should I take care of my teeth with dental bonding?
Taking care of dental bonding is easy. You simply brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day and floss at least once, just like you do for your untreated teeth. Dental bonding can stain over time, just like your natural teeth. You can reduce staining by limiting or avoiding coffee, tea, and smoking.
It’s also important to have dental checkups and cleanings at least twice a year. Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and bacteria that can build up and damage your teeth, even with the best at-home dental hygiene habits.
If you’re interested in dental bonding to enhance your smile or address small cracks or chips, call Arya Dental or schedule an appointment online today.