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Cosmetic Dentist in San Marino

Dental Bonding

The dental bonding procedure utilizes a composite resin and is used for a variety of structural as well as cosmetic purposes. One can draw a parallel between dental bonding materials and a sculptor's clay. By using dental composite resin bonding your dentist can restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps and reshape or recolor your smile.

A very mild etching solution is applied to your teeth to create very small crevices in the tooth's enamel structure. These small crevices provide a slightly rough surface permitting a durable resin to bond materials to your teeth. The resin is then placed on your tooth and high-intensity light cures the resins onto your tooth's surface - with each individual layer of resin hardening in just minutes. When the last coat has been applied to your tooth, the bonded material is then sculpted to fit your tooth and finely polished.

The resin comes in many shades so that we can match it to your natural teeth. Due to the layers involved, this procedure will take slightly longer than traditional silver fillings because multiple layers of the bonding material are applied. Typically bonding takes an hour to two hours depending on your particular case

For small corrections

These fillings are color-matched to the tooth and are bonded to the surface for added strength. These are most appropriate for small fillings and front fillings as they may not be as durable for large fillings.

Tooth Color Bonded Fillings

Tooth Colored Bonded Fillings in San Marino

Tooth color bonded fillings refer to the composite fillings used to cover a cavity in a tooth. While they may not be an exact match to the color of your tooth, they are close and less noticeable than a metal filling. Tooth colored bonded fillings are also used to replace the metal fillings in teeth.

Dental fillings are just one dental treatment available at Fary Yassamy, DDS, to improve both the structure of your teeth and the way they look. If your teeth show signs of decay or cavities, dental fillings bonded to the teeth add strength, improve durability, as well as eliminate the area where bacteria is actively destroying your teeth. Tooth color bonded fillings can last for a very long time given proper care.

Tooth Color Bonded Filling Procedure

The material used in tooth colored fillings is also called dental composite or white composite. It is soft and pliable like putty when applied to your teeth.

After cleaning your teeth of decay and damage, and removing any bacteria, we bond the tooth colored filling to your natural tooth or teeth. The composite material hardens immediately, strengthening the structure of your teeth.

Advantages of Tooth Color Bonded Fillings

  • Closely matches the color of your natural teeth
  • Bonding material becomes part of your tooth and will not fall out or come loose
  • Bonded to the enamel, and is not simply sitting on the cavity
  • Contains no metal or mercury
  • Does not expand or contract like metal fillings, so your tooth will not crack

Although silver or metal fillings have been used for a very long time, more and more people are turning to tooth colored fillings for both health and aesthetic reasons.

If you are looking in the Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, or West Covina, California area, and are interested in finding out more about tooth color bonded fillings, contact experienced LVI-trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Fary Yassamy today to schedule an appointment.