Dental bonding is a veneer process used to perfect the shape, size, proportions, length, or color of a tooth or teeth. For many people, the bonding process makes sense. As a conservative dental procedure, bonding can make an enormous difference in the appearance of the smile. In many cases, this treatment can be completed without the need for alteration of tooth structure, as is necessary with porcelain veneers.

Though conservative and, in many instances, reversible, dental bonding provides durability that enables you to enjoy a beautiful smile for years. All it takes to learn if dental bonding is right for you is a consultation with Dr. Raiyani at Hanford Family Dental Care.

A number of dental problems may be repaired or disguised with dental bonding:
  • Tooth decay
  • Discoloration
  • Cracks or chips
  • Small gaps in between teeth
  • Excessive wear
  • Sensitivity due to gum recession
  • Misshapen teeth

The bonding process

Due to the painless, simple treatment process, dental bonding is very popular. Most patients are able to complete treatment without anesthetic and without discomfort. Dr. Raiyani selects the shade of white using a shade guide and roughs the surface of the tooth or teeth being treated. This is achieved gently using a special liquid conditioner. Roughing the tooth surface facilitates the attachment of bonding material to enamel.

The putty-like composite resin is applied to the tooth and is shaped and sized to achieve the desired result. Once the tooth is perfected, resin is cured with laser or ultraviolet light. Trimming, shaping, and polishing bring the treated tooth into perfect harmony with the rest of the smile.

Benefits of bonding

Several advantages make bonding a popular choice for smile enhancement. This affordable treatment is accessible and takes only one treatment to complete. No waiting, no impressions, and no modification of natural teeth are needed. In a minimally invasive procedure, the smile is made its most beautiful. After bonding, results can be maintained with good oral hygiene and regular dental care to inhibit decay.

Dr. Raiyani and his experienced dental team are proud to offer our patients a range of services to meet their dental and cosmetic needs. We understand the importance of feeling good about your smile and we provide expert care that makes your smile shine.

Give your smile a boost. Call (559) 530-8080 to schedule your visit at Hanford Family Dental Care.

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