Dental Bonding La Mesa | Tooth Bonding

Dental Bonding

Home » Dental Bonding
La Mesa instagaram-icon

Damaged teeth can do much more than affect how your smile looks. If left untreated, they have the potential to lead to future problems down the road. Dental bonding is a fast and effective way to restore moderately damaged teeth to keep your smile bright and healthy. At Smiles of La Mesa, we make your smile our number one priority. That is why we provide a range of treatments to ensure your teeth stay healthy and looking beautiful. Call us today to learn more about dental bonding in our La Mesa office.

dentures la mesa

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a fast treatment we perform in our office to repair mild to moderate damage to your teeth. From chips to cracks to larger breaks, we can use bonding to restore your tooth and get it looking good as new. It works by applying and bonding a tooth-colored resin to the affected tooth, shaping it so that the final results look just like your natural teeth. This treatment is ideal for restoring damaged teeth and stopping additional problems such as infection. But it can also be used cosmetically to enhance the size, shape, or color of your teeth.

Should I Get Dental Bonding?

In general, dental bonding is one of the most adaptive treatments we offer. If you even have a minor chip in your tooth, it can be ideal for you. It also works well for other types of damage, including cracks or even damage caused by tooth decay. It also can provide cosmetic benefits by filling gaps between teeth or improving the appearance of a discolored tooth. If any of the following match your situation, give us a call today to set up your dental bonding appointment.

  • Repair a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Improve discolored tooth
  • Restore a tooth damaged by tooth decay
  • Fill in spaces between teeth for a seamless smile
  • Enhance the length of teeth for a brighter smile
  • Change the shape of a tooth

The first step is to set up your appointment for an exam to see if dental bonding is right for you. While it is an excellent option for many patients, we also provide additional treatments that could fit your goals as well. It all depends on your teeth and what you hope to achieve.

What Is the Treatment Like?

In many cases, you can get dental bonding in a single visit to our La Mesa office. Our specialist starts by preparing the tooth or teeth that you want to address. In most cases, this is a quick shaping process to make the tooth more receptive to the bonding material. We then apply a color-matched resin to your teeth, so the final result will match the natural color of your other teeth and blend in perfectly. The total duration of a treatment depends on the complexity of target tooth, but most patients can have a tooth bonding finished in 30-60 minutes per tooth.

The entire treatment is quite comfortable and is usually about the same as a dental filling. In many cases, patients need no anesthetic at all. But we can provide local numbing if there is any risk of discomfort to ensure the process is pleasant for our patients.

After Your Treatment

After the bonding treatment, you can get right back to your daily life. If you have numbing, though, it can take a few hours for it to fade, so we advise you avoid chewing foods during this time. Dental bonding can last patients for years with the proper care and treatment. Fortunately, caring for a bonded tooth is just about the same as caring for any other teeth. To get the most out of your dental bonding, simply have a good dental care routine where you brush and floss twice a day, and do not forget to attend your regular dental checkups twice a year for professional cleaning. We also recommend avoiding chewing anything hard or blunt with the bonded teeth to prolong their lifespan.

Will Insurance Cover Dental Bonding?

If dental bonding is being used to restore a damaged or decayed tooth, then many providers will cover it. However, providers typically do not cover bonding when used solely for cosmetic purposes. Still, the treatment is a highly popular and affordable procedure, even for out-of-pocket costs, and we work with patients to find a plan that matches their target budget.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don’t let damaged teeth keep you down. Contact Smiles of La Mesa today to schedule your appointment and see if dental bonding is right for you. Our team of professionals are here to provide a comfortable and positive experience from start to finish with the goal that every patient leaves our office with a bigger smile than when they arrived. Give your teeth the boost they need with your trusted dentist in La Mesa today.

Happy Clients

I recently had an exam and cleaning of my teeth and all the staff were so welcoming and friendly. They made me feel at ease with the procedures and talked me through everything. I would highly recommend this dental office.

Schedule a Consultation

Image of no insurance we have you covered