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Esthetic Dental Bonding - Torrance, CA

Creates Flawless Smiles

At Blue Coast Dental Group, we’re dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain their healthiest smiles. However, we also want to be your partner in creating a beautiful smile you’ll want to share in every personal and professional situation. We offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry solutions, and our skilled cosmetic dentists can create a personalized treatment plan that will create the flawless smile you deserve through esthetic dental bonding in Torrance, CA.

One of the many cosmetic dentistry services we provide is esthetic dental bonding. This solution can be used to reshape, correct, and conceal numerous minor cosmetic imperfections in just one day, and it won’t break your budget. If you want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry, call our Torrance dentist to schedule your consultation with our caring team. We’ll evaluate your smile, review your options, and help you create a cosmetic dentistry plan that meets your needs, budget, and lifestyle.

The Dental Bonding Process

Woman receiving dental exam before dental bonding

Dental bonding uses the same high quality composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings. The process is simple. We numb the area to be treated, remove any damaged or decayed tissue, smooth any sharp edges, and then the dentist applies an etchant material to create a more porous surface. When the tooth-colored bonding material is applied to the surface following etching, there are numerous small pits and grooves that the putty like resin can seep into. Once we shape the composite into place, a curing light is used to harden it. Next, the bonding material is smoothed and polished. The entire treatment is completed in just one short appointment, so you can come into our dental office with numerous dental faults and leave with a perfect smile.

Uses for Dental Bonding

Closeup of healthy smile after dental bonding

We’ll recommend dental bonding for patients in a variety of situations. Dental bonding is a great solution for patients with minor chips, cracks, or stains. Patients with deeper cracks or larger gaps in their teeth may need to consider a more advanced cosmetic dentistry option.

During a consultation, we’ll examine your smile, and a skilled cosmetic dentist will walk you through your options and help you find the best treatments for your unique needs. Every patient will receive a personalized cosmetic plan that will combine any number of treatments to deliver a beautiful smile.

Caring for Your Smile After Esthetic Dental Bonding

Smiling woman in dental chair after dental bonding

Esthetic dental bonding is porous like natural tooth structure, so it can absorb staining pigments over time. For this reason, it’s important you continue to care for your smile with thorough at-home hygiene and regular appointments with your Torrance dentist. This will prevent excessive wear and keep your newly enhanced smile looking great. We will likely recommend that you use a soft bristled toothbrush and minimally abrasive toothpaste to also maximize the longevity of your dental bonding.

Dental Bonding FAQs

The team at Blue Coast Dental would love to help you reach your aesthetic goals for your smile with dental bonding! Before you book your appointment, though, you might want to know more about this treatment and what you can expect from it. Below, you will find answers to some relevant questions. If your specific questions are not included here, call our friendly team so we can personally help you find the information you are seeking.

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

The lifespan of dental bonding can vary. Generally speaking, it lasts 3 – 5 years before it needs to be replaced. In some cases, though, it can endure for up to 10 years. Many factors, including your oral hygiene habits, diet, and overall lifestyle, can affect how long your bonding lasts. Our team will give you tips to help you care for your new look so it can endure for as long as possible.

How Can I Take Care of My Dental Bonding?

Taking care of dental bonding is fairly simple. Here are some tips to prevent it from incurring damage and stains:

  • Do not use your bonded teeth to bite directly into hard foods, such as nuts, a whole apple, or ice cubes.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco.
  • Try to limit your consumption of highly pigmented foods, such as coffee, tea, and red wine.
  • Maintain a thorough oral hygiene routine. (The best toothpaste for bonding is usually a non-abrasive gel formula that contains fluoride.)
  • Visit us every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Wear a mouthguard when you play sports.

How Much Does Dental Bonding Cost?

Dental bonding is one of the more affordable cosmetic procedures. It usually starts out at a few hundred dollars per tooth. During your consultation, we can share some specific numbers with you and help you understand your payment options.

Dental insurance does not usually cover cosmetic bonding because it is classified as a purely elective procedure.

How Does Dental Bonding Compare to Veneers?

When they are first applied to the teeth, dental bonding and veneers can look quite similar. However, they are made of different materials. Bonding is a composite resin, whereas veneers are usually made of porcelain. Therefore, veneers tend to be more durable and stain resistant. Veneers are more expensive, but they often last for 15 – 20 years.

If you are wondering if veneers or bonding is right for you, our team can help you compare the pros and cons of both choices so you can make a well-informed decision about how to enhance your smile.

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