Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure we use frequently at Dr. Bill Dorfman DDS in Century City. It’s one of the easiest ways we have to improve the appearance of a tooth that is chipped or cracked, or even discolored.
Bonding is a fairly simple and straight-forward procedure. In fact, in most cases we don’t even need to use anesthesia, unless we’re filling a cavity – another of bonding’s uses. Depending on the complexity of a given case, bonding usually takes thirty minutes to an hour.
After roughening the part of the tooth we’re working on, we apply a bonding agent that will a composite resin material to the tooth. Once the resin is in place it’s molded into shape and hardened with an ultraviolet light.
Finally, the composite material is polished into its final appearance. We’re generally able to match its color to the color of your teeth, so when we’re done the treated area is virtually indistinguishable.
Bonding is one of the simplest ways to fix a tooth defect or imperfection, and it’s among the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer at Dr. Bill Dorfman DDS in Century City. People from Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles also come to our practice for general and family dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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