Composite Dental Bonding in Berkeley, CA
Natural-Looking Smile Restoration
If you have damaged or discolored teeth, you most likely feel self-conscious when you smile. Since your smile is often the first thing others notice about you, it’s natural to want to make a good impression. Over time, teeth become more and more susceptible to damage and discoloration, even if you’re diligent about your dental hygiene. Fortunately, dental bonding can help restore your smile with ease.
Here at Dailley Dental Care, we offer composite dental bonding at our Berkeley office with our Oakland area dentist, Dr. Anthony Dailley. Read on to see if this simple, painless cosmetic procedure could be right for you.
All About Dental Bonding
Composite dental bonding, also known as tooth bonding, involves attaching a plastic-like resin to teeth, then shaping and polishing the resin to alter the tooth’s appearance and structure. The resin is composite, made of high-grade quartz and acrylic.
This in-and-out procedure doesn’t usually require heavy anesthesia, and we don’t have to remove enamel from your teeth. Therefore, it’s extremely non-invasive. Dental bonding is meant to fill in small gaps and imperfections in your teeth, and it’s an easy way to restore your smile.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are numerous benefits of dental bonding, including:
- More affordable than veneers
- Fills gaps between teeth
- Reinforces teeth to prevent further damage
- Restores your confidence in your smile
- Fast treatment
- Predictable results
- Non-invasive installation process
- Treats discoloration, damage, and decay
- Replaces fillings
The procedure is simple, but it isn’t permanent. You can expect to enjoy your dental bonding results for three to 10 years, depending on your dental hygiene, food, and lifestyle habits. You can always get more dental bonding at our Berkeley office when the time comes.
The Dental Bonding Process
Once you and our dentist, Dr. Dailley, have decided that dental bonding is right for you, we’ll make your appointment for the procedure. Assuming your oral health is good enough for the procedure, you can get everything done in just one appointment.
First, we’ll apply a local anesthetic to ensure you won’t feel any pain. Next, we’ll slightly etch the surface of the teeth so the composite resin will stay in place. After your teeth are prepared, the dentist will apply the resin to your tooth, molding it into the proper shape. The resin will be hardened, at which point the material will be trimmed and polished to complete the look. Our dental team will also ensure that the resin used closely matches the shade of your natural teeth.
You will leave our office with a more confident smile. We’ll also make sure to provide you with plenty of aftercare instructions so you can maintain your new look for as long as possible.
Dental Bonding FAQ
What does dental bonding fix?
Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic procedure and can be used to correct a number of issues, such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Receding gums
- Misshapen teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
If you think composite dental bonding can help you, call our office at (510) 848-0114 and we’ll schedule a consultation with our Berkeley dentist, Dr. Dailley.
Is dental bonding permanent?
Dental bonding isn’t a permanent procedure. However, with proper dental care, results can last up to 10 years. Our team will give you fantastic instructions on how to best maintain your results.
What is the cost of dental bonding?
The cost of the procedure varies based on how many teeth need bonding, the extent of the work you need, and your dental insurance plan. Check with your provider before scheduling your dental bonding procedure so you’ll be aware of what, if any, your insurance will cover.
Composite Dental Bonding at Dailley Dental Care
Are you looking for information on dental bonding in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, or El Cerrito? Call us today at (510) 848-0114 or contact us online to meet Dr. Dailley and learn more about how our team can help you restore your beautiful smile.