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Cosmetic and Restorative Composite Dental Bonding

Discover effective and versatile dental bonding treatments with Aaron A. Santos DDS. As Los Gatos, CA’s leading destination for dental bonding procedures, our professionals address an array of restorative and cosmetic concerns, from misalignments to chips, stains, and beyond. Rely on us for a natural and seamless enhancement that elevates your smile and confidence.

Dental Bonding Procedures in Los Gatos, CA

A Whiter, Brighter Smile with Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic alternative to veneers and can also be used as a restorative procedure. Dental bonding uses composite resin to reconstruct the form and function of the tooth. The tooth-colored appearance of composite dental bonding allows for natural results that enhance your smile while preventing further damage.

Advantages of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an excellent alternative to veneers and other more invasive treatments. The advantages of dental bonding include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Preservation of natural tooth and enamel
  • Cost-effective
  • Versatile applications
  • Prompt and effective treatment
  • Completely reversible
  • Natural look and feel

Types of Dental Bonding

There are two types of dental bonding: direct and indirect. Direct bonding is used for minor concerns and involves placing the composite resin directly on the affected tooth and curing it using a UV light. Indirect bonding refers to an inlay procedure crafted outside of the mouth in our lab before being applied to the tooth.

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

Dental bonding begins with preparing the tooth by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a tooth-colored composite resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape. The resin will harden, allowing our professionals to trim, smooth, and polish the tooth to achieve a seamless appearance.

How Many Appointments Does Dental Bonding Require?

Dental bonding can often be completed in a single visit. However, it’s important to note that composite resin is not as durable as natural tooth enamel. It may develop stains or damage over time. On average, dental bonding lasts three to five years before requiring repairs or touch-ups.

Reasons for a Dental Bonding Procedure

Dental bonding is used in an array of applications. It can be used for restorative and cosmetic treatments to correct the size, shape, and color of the teeth. Common concerns addressed with dental bonding include:

  • Cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth
  • Tooth discoloration and stains
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Misshaped teeth

Dental Bonding vs. Veneers

Dental bonding and dental veneers can be used to treat similar concerns. However, these procedures are entirely different. Veneers require removing a portion of enamel to ensure proper adherence to the front surface of the tooth, and they are not reversible. In contrast, dental bonding requires minimal altering of the natural tooth and can be reversed.

Dental Bonding After-Care

Proper care and maintenance are essential to the longevity of composite dental bonding. We recommend the following measures to preserve the beauty of your smile:

  • Refrain from chewing hard objects
  • Follow a diligent oral hygiene routine
  • Pursue regular dental check-ups
  • Do not whiten your teeth, as composite dental bonding will not whiten

Choose Aaron A. Santos DDS

Choose Los Gatos, CA’s leading cosmetic and restorative dentistry professionals at Aaron A. Santos DDS. Through experience and a passion for enhancing our patients’ smiles, we provide personalized dental care that checks all the boxes. Count on us for state-of-the-art treatments and comprehensive solutions that optimize your oral health.

Address Dental Imperfections with Our Professionals

If you’re ready to achieve your most radiant smile, look no further than Aaron A. Santos DDS. Discover industry-leading dental bonding procedures and professionals who value your oral health and happiness. Contact our friendly team today to address your dental imperfections and schedule your composite dental bonding consultation.

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