Cosmetic dental bonding is a simple yet significant procedure that quickly masks minor surface flaws in teeth. If your tooth is generally healthy and doesn’t need a crown or veneer, bonding provides an aesthetic enhancement of a minimally invasive nature. Cosmetic bonding is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to address localized issues in specific areas of your smile. For dental bonding in Rohnert Park, call our office.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Composite dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure where we use tooth-colored materials to reshape or cover small discrepancies in tooth enamel. Some of the instances where cosmetic bonding is recommended include:

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Minor chips in your enamel
  • Atypical tooth surfaces
  • Uneven teeth

Unlike porcelain veneers or dental crowns, bonding doesn’t cover the entire visible surface of a tooth. It only covers the area of concern, blending in with the surrounding enamel. For that reason, bonding is much more conservative and requires less time to place.

Advantages Of Dental Bonding

There are several advantages of composite dental bonding. First and foremost, conservative treatment is a safe and efficient way to erase the signs of irregularities in your teeth. When one tooth stands out from the rest, it can detract from your entire smile. Bonding allows our Rohnert Park cosmetic dentist to mask a surface flaw from view instantly.

Cosmetic bonding is ideal in scenarios where full-mouth treatments such as dental veneers or whitening aren’t necessary. Being that it only addresses one or two teeth at a time, the rest of your smile is left untouched. However, we can combine it with other cosmetic dentistry options to take your smile makeover to the next level.

Bonding is relatively inexpensive, making it one of the most cost-effective aesthetic options that we’re able to provide.

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Cosmetic Bonding Procedure

A dental bonding appointment is relatively simple and typically completed in under a half-hour at most. Once you’re seated and comfortable—numbing is rarely if ever, needed—we will use a special shade guide to match the composite to the unique color of your enamel.

Next, the tooth is gently prepped and conditioned where the composite resin is to be bonded in place. This helps to open up the pores in your enamel to allow for maximum adhesion.

From there, we hand to shape the composite directly onto your tooth discrepancy. As we cover the area of concern, the material is contoured just so, so that it recreates a full, healthy-looking version of your natural tooth.

Finally, a bright light is placed over the material to cure it permanently into place. The resin hardens and essentially becomes a new part of your tooth.

Same Day Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental bonding is both quick and cost-effective, making it an excellent option for our patients who don’t require more advanced aesthetic services. For more information on affordable cosmetic dentistry in Rohnert Park, contact Sonoma Smiles today.

Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County

About Dr. Wayne Sutton

A renowned cosmetic dentist in Sonoma County, Dr. Sutton has over 20 years of experience and maintains a standard of excellence at his implant center using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.

Dr. Sutton received his postgraduate at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and his doctorate and three years of experience as a clinical instructor from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997, where he was the only one to receive the “Clinical Excellence Award”. He also studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group and earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.

Today, Dr. Sutton takes over 4 times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.