Your teeth have a strong outer enamel layer, but the inside layers are vulnerable. The inner parts of the teeth need to be protected from food particles and bad bacteria which could cause infection and decay. If a tooth becomes compromised due to an injury or weakened enamel, dental bonding can help shore it up. Find out more about this popular dental treatment that’s available at Jeff L. DiMariano DDS, a family dentist office located in Sacramento, CA, and how it can benefit your smile.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is the process of filling in or covering up certain imperfections in your smile with a special tooth-colored composite resin material. Think of how a crack in a wall is patched with plaster -- the bonding material used during a bonding treatment patches up similar problems in your smile. When the bonding agent hardens, it becomes as resilient as the rest of your tooth. The results will last for five years or even longer if you make regular dental visits and good at-home dental health a priority.
Common Dental Problems
If you need a quick fix for a dental issue, it’s worthwhile to ask your Sacramento dentist about dental bonding. These are just a few of the common dental problems that this treatment can fix:
- A chipped tooth from playing sports
- A cracked tooth from biting into something hard
- A hard to remove stain on a tooth that doesn’t respond to whitening bleaches
- Small gaps and spaces between the teeth (an alternative to braces)
The Procedure Is Quick and Painless
While many restorative and cosmetic dental procedures take weeks or even months to complete, bonding only takes one appointment. It’s unlikely you’ll need any sedation. Your dentist prepares the tooth with a solution that makes it more receptive to the bonding process, then applies the composite material in layers. It’s hardened with a curing tool and before you know it, you’re on your way with a better-looking smile.
Come in for a Dental Bonding Treatment
You may be surprised by how much your smile can improve after a simple dental bonding appointment with Dr. Jeff DiMariano or Dr. Shaina DiMariano at their Sacramento, CA family dentist office. Call (916) 929-3898 today to set up a date and time to visit.