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May 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

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 dental bondingfood 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.

April 28, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you ever wish you had perfect teeth? Although some people come by the ideal smile naturally, many of us could use a little help. cosmetic dentistryThanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can correct those little imperfections that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Sacramento, CA dentists, Dr. Jeff DiMariano and Dr. Shaina DiMariano, share information on several popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Teeth whitening

When your teeth are dull or yellow, the last thing you want to do is smile. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to lighten and brighten your smile. Although you'll find plenty of teeth whitening products in the drugstore, those store-bought kits aren't as effective as professional teeth whitening services. In most cases, your teeth will be three- to eight-shades whiter after a one-hour treatment at your Sacramento dentist's office.

Porcelain veneers

When whitening doesn't get your teeth quite white enough, it's time to consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that are applied to the front surfaces of your teeth. Since you can pick any shade you want, you control the final result.

Veneers aren't just appropriate for whitening, but are also used to cover a variety of imperfections. They can be used on one tooth or all of them. Dentists frequently use them to conceal:

  • Gaps
  • Chips or broken teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Worn or eroded teeth

Crowns or Bridges

Crowns slip over your teeth, encasing them completely. They're a good choice if you need to stabilize a fragile, broken or damaged tooth, want to cover up a discoloration or hide a short tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, ceramic and gold.

Bridges consist of two crowns on either side of one or more false teeth. They're used to replace lost teeth and are constructed with porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal.

Composite Bonding

Composite resin bonding offers an excellent way to repair or hide small defects in your teeth, such as chips, discolorations or gaps. The flexible putty-like material is shaped to cover the area, then cured and hardened with a special light.

Dental Implants

When you want a permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants are the perfect option. The titanium implant bonds with bone in your jawbone and actually becomes a permanent part of your jaw. It supports a crown above the gum line that looks and acts just like a natural tooth.

Are you concerned about a cosmetic dental issue? Call Drs. DiMariano, your Sacramento, CA dentists, at (916) 929-3898 to schedule an appointment. Transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry!