Dental Bonding

dental bonding

San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, CA

A dental bonding procedure, performed by the dentists at Glen Park Dental can resolve a variety of cosmetic dental issues.

To perform a cosmetic bonding, the dentist applies a tooth-colored resin to the tooth or teeth in question. That resin is then hardened through the use of a special ultraviolet light. The material is then polished and shaped to ensure a natural look and feel.

Cosmetic bonding can be a wise treatment choice in any of the following situations:

  • Damage sustained from a cavity or tooth decay
  • To alter the appearance of a tooth that is short, discolored, or misshapen
  • To close an existing space or gap between teeth
  • To repair a slight fracture in a tooth
  • To replace older dental fillings that have started to fail
  • To protect tooth roots, which have been exposed because of receding gums
  • To repair minor tooth crookedness

The benefits of bonding

  • Dental bonding usually can be completed in a single dental visit. Many other cosmetic dental procedures require multiple appointments.
  • Cost-effective. Cosmetic bonding is one of the most economical treatment options in cosmetic dentistry, making a bonding treatment ideal for patients who want to improve the look of their teeth but are operating on a tight budget.
  • In some cases, a dental bonding procedure can be completed without administering any anesthesia. The results are as smooth and natural as your existing teeth.

A dental bonding treatment, on average, lasts between 3 to 10 years before a repeat treatment must be performed. Any patient who receives a dental bonding can prolong the lifespan of the procedure by maintaining a comprehensive regimen of oral hygiene: brush twice daily, floss each day, and visit your dentist at least twice each year for an examination and professional cleaning.

To learn more about dental bonding or to schedule an appointment, please contact the office of Glen Park Dental by calling (415) 585-1500.

Glen Park Dental provides comprehensive, compassionate, quality oral health care for patients in the areas of San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.