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Cosmetic Bonding in Irvine

Almost everyone will experience some kind of damage to their teeth at some point in their lives. From cavities to accidental injuries, our teeth have a lot they need to deal with. In addition to damage, teeth can become discolored over time, often decreasing patients’ confidence in their smiles. With cosmetic bonding in Irvine, you can give your smile a boost through a quick and comfortable treatment.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding can restore teeth that have experienced minor decay, damage, or discoloring. It can even fix all three at the same time! The process is rather convenient, and most patients can complete their dental bonding treatment with a single visit to your office in Irvine.
In most cases, patients do not even need numbing for this treatment to be comfortable. However, if we are cleaning decay from a tooth, you may receive local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
The treatment works by placing a tooth-colored resin over the affected tooth. We take special care to choose a resin that matches the natural look of your teeth, so your bonded tooth will fit in perfectly with the rest of your smile. We then harden this resin using a special light-emitting device, “bonding” the resin to your tooth in its final shape. From start to finish, the entire process should only take between half an hour to an hour per tooth. You can even treat multiple teeth in a single visit to get your smile back on track in only one day!
After your treatment, you can get right back to your daily life. However, if you had any numbing, then you may need to be careful while speaking or chewing while you wait a few hours for it to wear off.
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Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding

  • Fast and comfortable procedure
  • Affordable option
  • Results that last for years
  • Improved smile after a single visit
  • Removes less enamel than veneers (less permanent change to teeth)
  • Often does not even require anesthesia
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Is Cosmetic Bonding Right for Me?

Cosmetic bonding is an ideal option for patients who want a cosmetic treatment that works with almost any budget yet still produces impressive results. Bonding is especially popular for molars and back teeth, while also providing benefits to more visible teeth such as your incisors. We also offer dental veneers, which can drastically improve the look of front teeth and provide lasting enhancements to your smile.
Below are a few of the ways the cosmetic bonding in Irvine can improve your smile. If these match your needs, then dental bonding could likely be the treatment you have been looking for.
  • Improved Color: Dental bonding can restore discolored teeth to a more natural
  • Repair Damage: Whether from tooth decay or minor chips and cracks, bonding can get your teeth back to their former glory.
  • Improved Shape: Bonding can increase the length or size of your teeth slightly, filling in gaps or giving your teeth a longer look.
  • Root Protection: If your gums have started to recede, bonding can actually protect your tooth’s root that has become exposed.

How Long Do the Results Last?

With proper care and a healthy oral hygiene routine, you can expect your cosmetic bonding to last between 4-8 years, with some cases lasting 10 years or more. This can vary depending on the treated tooth and personal habits as well. Additionally, you can get more life out of bonding if you avoid chewing on hard foods or materials with your treated teeth. The bonding resin is tough and durable, but repeated stress from hard foods can cause the structure to weaken and last shorter than usual.
The good news is that bonding remains affordable and quick. So when a bonded tooth begins to wear down, you can come in for a quick visit and we can restore your tooth once again. You may also have the option of trying out other cosmetic treatments such as dental veneers to further enhance your smile’s aesthetics.
To get the most out of your dental bonding we recommend two major factors:
  1. Maintain good oral hygiene at home (that means brushing and flossing at least twice daily)
  2. Go for your regular dental checkups twice a year
Do both of these and you should be able to enjoy the benefits of your bonded teeth for years to come.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you are ready to give your smile a lasting boost, contact us today to set up your appointment for cosmetic bonding in Irvine. We take time and care for each of our patients, finding the ideal solution that matches their individual needs and expectations, producing optimal results along the way. Call us or use our online form to learn more and get started with the benefits of dental bonding today.