Dental Bonding in Sacramento
Dental bonding is a common, non-invasive cosmetic dentistry procedure. At our cosmetic dental practice in Sacramento, Redford Smiles provides high-quality, affordable dental bonding services.
Dental bonding is used to treat minor aesthetic issues such as slightly crooked or misshapen teeth. In addition, it can fill in gaps between teeth.
If you’re interested in an affordable, easy way to restore your smile, dental bonding from Redford Smiles in Sacramento is a fantastic choice. We offer comprehensive and restorative dentistry, as well as advanced cosmetic dentistry services. Learn more about dental bonding below!
Dental Bonding Procedure in Sacramento
At Redford Smiles, we offer top-notch dental bonding procedures in Sacramento. Dr. Redford is an experienced cosmetic dentist, and has years of experience in the field.
We pride ourselves on using modern tools, materials, and techniques to provide the very best dental bonding services around.
In addition, we use only the highest quality resin and modern application techniques. Our results are fantastic. We offer long-lasting and affordable dental bonding in Sacramento.
What is a Dental Bonding Procedure?
The dental bonding procedure is straightforward, fast, and non-invasive. Here is how dental bonding works at Redford Smiles.
First, Dr. Redford will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, and your current state of oral health. He will discuss the aspects of your smile that make you uncomfortable, and help you decide if dental bonding is an adequate treatment.
If dental bonding is the appropriate course of action, Dr. Redford will create a customized bonding plan for each tooth that requires treatment. Typically, only one tooth can be treated during each visit.
Next, you’ll come in for your first dental bonding procedure. Your mouth will be cleaned and prepared for treatment.
First, Dr. Redford will “etch” the tooth that requires restoration. This is done using a specialized acid solution. This acid solution provides a rough surface. In turn, this rough surface allows the resin to bond closely to the tooth.
Next, the surface of the tooth is treated with a specialized liquid that will help the resin stick.
Then, dental resin will be applied. This resin is soft and pliable. Dr. Redford will shape it using specialized tools, in order to create a natural, tooth-like appearance. Once the resin is shaped into the correct form, it will be hardened using a UV light.
This UV light permanently hardens the resin, providing a solid, durable surface. After the resin cures, Dr. Redford can remove small amounts of resin in order to ensure patient comfort and a perfect tooth restoration.
When is Dental Bonding Used?
Dental bonding is typically only used for minor tooth restorations. Unlike veneers and crowns, it does not provide additional structure.
Dental bonding is used to treat issues such as:
- Minor chips in teeth
- Large gaps between teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Misshapen or irregularly shaped teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
If you only have a few crooked or irregularly shaped teeth, dental bonding is the perfect way to restore your smile. However, more advanced oral issues may require orthodontic treatment, or the application of veneers.
Can Dental Bonding Straighten / Fix Crooked Teeth?
In some cases, yes. Dental bonding can be used to treat mild-to-moderate cases of crooked teeth. Dr. Redford can remove a small amount of enamel from the tooth, and then reshape the tooth with dental resin. This results in a straighter, more appealing smile.
However, dental bonding cannot straighten severely crooked teeth. Dental bonding may improve the appearance of the teeth in these cases, but will not fix crooked teeth.
In most cases, patients who have more than a few crooked teeth will require orthodontic treatment for the best results.
Not sure if dental bonding is right for you? Call Redford Smiles today at ( 916)565-2570, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Redford to discuss treatment options.
How Long Should Dental Bonding Last?
Tooth bonding has a variety of benefits. It’s affordable, non-invasive, and fast. However, tooth bonding does not last as long as other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as porcelain veneers or dental crowns.
The composite dental resin used at Redford Smiles can last for up to 10 years with proper care. Bonded teeth do not require special oral care, and you can brush and floss normally.
However, biting very hard or non-food objects can chip dental resin, and compromise its integrity. You should avoid:
- Chewing ice
- Eating hard candy
- Chewing non-food objects (fingernails, pens, etc.)
- Biting objects to open them (packages, etc.)
If you take proper steps to take care of your teeth, dental bonding will give you a natural, beautiful smile for years to come.
Is Dental Bonding Covered By Insurance?
This depends on your specific insurance company and policy. However, most dental insurance companies cover dental bonding when it’s used to treat a tooth that is affected by decay or damage.
If your tooth is chipped or damaged, your insurance company will likely cover the cost of treatment. However, if you are interested in dental bonding for aesthetic reasons, this will usually not be the case.
At Redford Smiles, we’re always happy to help you understand your insurance coverage. We can contact your dental provider to ensure that your procedure is pre-authorized. If your procedure is not covered, we will let you know, so that you can take the appropriate action.
Come To Redford Smiles For Dental Bonding In Sacramento!
If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in Sacramento, Redford Smiles is the best choice. At our cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Redford specializes in dental bonding, veneer application, tooth reshaping, and much more.
If you’re curious to learn more about dental bonding and see if it’s right for you, contact us today. Give us a call at (916) 565-2570, or visit our office at 79 Scripps Dr. Suite 204, Sacramento, CA, 95608.
We look forward to seeing you, and discussing how you can restore your smile with dental bonding from Redford Smiles!