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Dental Bonding Orangevale, CA

Repair defects and gaps in your teeth.

BondingWe can use a tooth-like substance to change tooth shape or color, increase size if you have gaps, or repair a defect. Bonding is a multi-layered process which durable, enamel-like composite plastic is applied to the tooth, then exposed to a special light to harden or “cure” the bond. The results can be miraculous.

Uses for bonding

Consider bonding if you need to:
  • Repair minor imperfections such as chipped or cracked teeth.
  • Improve the appearance of stains or discolored teeth.
  • Close unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth.
  • Alter the anatomy and shape of your teeth.
  • As an alternative to porcelain veneers.
  • Repair diseased or decayed teeth.
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    FAQs About Cosmetic Bonding

    Thomas Family Dentistry provides a list of frequently asked quest (FAQs) relating to cosmetic dental bonding. If we don’t have an answer to your question below, please feel free to contact our practice and one of our team members will get you an answer to your question(s).


    Is bonding painful?

    Since very little tooth structure is reduced— minimal drilling—bonding is often performed without anesthetic. The process is conservative—we leave most of your natural tooth undisturbed.

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    Do bonded teeth stain or discolor?

    Bonding material stains similarly to normal tooth structure. So it may show coffee and tobacco stains just like your natural enamel does.

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    Does a bonded tooth require extra care?

    You should avoid biting into hard things such as ice cubes, candy or other hard foods. Chewing on pens, pencils or other objects can damage bonded teeth. Longevity depends on many factors, including proper home care, diet, and your chewing habits.

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    How long does bonding take?

    Most bonding procedures are completed in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.

    We’ve bonded teeth for many patients who otherwise would have to live with teeth that were less than desired. Please give us a call at 916-988-8890 if you have any questions or, visit our contact page to request an appointment.

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