Dr. Mirani, cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, recommends dental bonding for patients who want to restore decayed and damaged teeth or make cosmetic improvements (fill in gaps, restore chips and cover spots) to their smile. Dental bonding uses a composite resin substance to enhance a tooth’s overall shape and color, which helps restore a damaged tooth to its original appearance. Dental bonding does not require any mold, and it can be applied in just one office visit.
What happens during a Dental Bonding Procedure?
Dr. Mirani will first prepare the tooth by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. After the liquid sets, a composite resin matching the color of your tooth is applied and a high intensity light is used to cure the resin to the tooth's surface. If you intend to whiten your teeth, it is important to do so before the bonding procedure begins so that the resin will properly match the new color of your teeth.
Multiple layers of the bonding material are applied and are necessary in order to artistically reconstruct the tooth’s original shape. After the layers of resin have cured, some minor adjustments can be made to the bonded material before it is finely polished. Overall, dental bonding is effective, safe, does not require anesthesia and is relatively inexpensive. Typical bonding takes 1-2 hours depending upon the severity of the restoration.
How long does Dental Bonding last?
Although composite resins are cosmetically pleasing and easily placed, they are not as strong as enamel and their durability is not as robust as other types of restorations. Dental Bonding is best used for small corrections to your smile and the resins typically last from 4-7 years before they begin to chip and wear away. When this happens, the restoration will need to be replaced. Dr. Mirani also offers dental veneers to her patients and they may be a more appropriate solution for those individuals seeking a more long term cosmetic dentistry solution.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Dental Bonding?
Dr. Mirani helps dental patients throughout Beverly Hills to achieve optimal oral health through cosmetic and restorative dentistry, regular checkups and cleanings. Call Dr. Mirani’s office today at (310) 858-5933 to schedule an appointment if your has been damaged or you would like to improve the look of your smile. Dr.Mirani will examine your tooth and explain the finer points of dental bonding.
Dr. Mirani is a cosmetic and general dentist serving Beverly Hills