Many patients come to Dr. Rajpal with a damaged tooth. Accidents happen; teeth can chip, crack, stain, and become misaligned. In many cases, Dr. Rajpal recommends a procedure called dental bonding. Dr. Rajpal is an experienced cosmetic dentist who uses dental bonding to skillfully fix imperfections in a patient’s smile. In fact, Dr. Rajpal may be able to use dental bonding to enhance other undamaged teeth that naturally have problems with symmetry or shape. Please contact Dr. Rajpal to determine if you’re a candidate for dental bonding.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding involves using a strong, tooth-colored resin that is applied to the tooth to restore a patient’s smile. The bonding resin is extremely durable and can reliably replace missing or damaged enamel or dentin. If you have small cracks or chips on your teeth, dental bonding can effectively conceal and cover up those cracks, making your teeth look flawless. However, dental bonding can’t address major cosmetic or dental issues, such as severe fractures and cracks.
When is Bonding a Good Solution?
Dental bonding is most often used for minor imperfections of teeth. The most common way dental bonding is used is to fix a chipped or cracked tooth. The dental bonding resin rebuilds the damaged tooth and seamlessly restores the patient’s smile to its natural state. Before recommending the procedure, Dr. Rajpal thoroughly examines the patient’s mouth and determines the type of bonding to use. Patients eligible for dental bonding can expect a swift and painless procedure.
The Dental Bonding Procedure
The procedure for dental bonding is relatively simple. The damaged teeth are covered in a special dental solution that prepares them for applying the bonding resin. Dr. Rajpal mixes the resin so that it exactly matches the color of the patient’s teeth. The actual procedure involves applying and molding the resin onto the targeted teeth, covering and fixing any imperfections. Once the teeth have been corrected, Dr. Rajpal hardens the resin with light and polishes the teeth, so they look natural and smooth.
Side Effects or Risks of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a completely safe and painless procedure. You won’t experience any discomfort during the treatment, and there are no harsh side effects or complications. However, the composite resin used for dental bonding isn’t as strong as natural enamel, so there’s a possibility that it may eventually chip or separate from your tooth. To minimize the risk of the dental bonding material getting chipped, you should avoid eating ice, chewing on pencils, biting your fingernails, or eating hard foods and hard candy.
Schedule a Consultation
Beverly Hills Dental Arts is a luxurious dental practice specializing in smile makeovers and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Anjali Rajpal, our leading cosmetic dentist, has elevated the smiles of hundreds of A-list celebrities and public personalities, and she has featured extensively in print and television media. Dr. Rajpal combines scientific expertise with artistic intuition to help you achieve the best smile transformations. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajpal by calling (310) 273-1199 and see if dental bonding is right for you!
465 N. Roxbury Dr, Suite 701
Beverly Hills CA 90210