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Bonding Specialist

Ramona Dental Group

Dentistry located in Ramona, CA

Are gaps, chips, or cracks negatively affecting your smile? Luckily, the team at Ramona Dental Group offers highly effective dental bonding to restore smiles. Conveniently located in Ramona, California, the practice caters to patients from all over San Diego County. Bonding with composite resin helps improve cosmetic smile flaws without oral surgery. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding? 

Dental bonding is a commonly used cosmetic procedure to restore your smile. The team uses sturdy composite resin to improve the appearance of aesthetic flaws, including: 

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Small spaces between teeth
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Fractured teeth

Compared to many other cosmetic procedures, dental bonding is incredibly simple and noninvasive. Typically, little to no anesthesia is involved and procedures take less than an hour. Dental bonding delivers excellent cosmetic results. 

How does a dental bonding procedure work? 

Your Ramona Dental Group team member will first use a comprehensive shade guide to find composite resin that will blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Once they have the color, they’ll use special dental instruments to slightly roughen the surface of your teeth and apply a conditioning liquid so the bond will take. 

When your teeth are prepared, your dentist strategically applies the putty-like composite resin. They then mold the resin and smooth it into the proper shape, ultimately hardening it with light technology. 

Once the resin bond hardens, your dentist applies final trims and shapes it. After a final polish, you’re all done. The procedure typically takes approximately 30 minutes.

Who needs dental bonding? 

Dental bonding is a straightforward, cost-effective alternative to other more invasive cosmetic procedures, such as crowns, bridges, or implants. The team at Ramona Dental Group can help you decide if dental bonding is right for you. If you have chips, cracks or spaces between teeth, the team may suggest that you need a dental bonding procedure. 

How long does bonding last? 

Generally, composite resin bonding provides incredible cosmetic results and lasts for at least 10 years, if not longer. However, some of that success is up to you. It’s imperative that you continue to brush and floss regularly. 

Also, make sure to maintain your regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups so that your dentist can keep an eye on the restoration. Avoiding stain-causing beverages such as coffee, dark tea, and red wine is a good way to maintain and prolong the cosmetic benefits, too. 

To set up a consultation and learn more about dental bonding, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.