Dental Bonding in Poway

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure where the dentist uses tooth-colored composite resin to repair cracks and chips and cover up stains and discoloration on your teeth. Dentists may also use dental bonding to reduce large gaps between teeth. These cosmetic improvements enhance your smile and repair tooth decay to strengthen your teeth.

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Dental bonding can be used to treat tooth sensivity?

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How It Works: The Dental Bonding Process

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Consultation and Preparation

Dr. Leila will examine your teeth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental bonding. If not, you might have to consider alternative treatment options like porcelain veneers. If you qualify, she’ll roughen up the surface of your teeth and apply a special adhesive to help the donging material adhere.

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Applying the Bonding Material

After the preparation, Dr. Leila  will carefully apply the bonding material to the teeth. This is a tooth-colored composite material that blends almost seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. After this application, she’ll use a sculpting tool to shape the composite resin into the desired shape and size, to match the rest of the teeth.

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The Curing

Once the bonding material fits snugly on the teeth, Dr. Leila will use a special light to cure the bonding material. This dental curing light emits a concentrated blue light that hardens the dental work in place.

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Shaping and Polishing

Once the dental bonding is in place our Poway dentist will use a soft rubber cape and polishing paste to polish and buff your teeth. This will shape the toothy top the perfect shape and ensure its color and contours match the other teeth. The polishing will also eliminate remaining signs of decay and discoloration on the teeth.

Benefits of Dental Bonding

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Natural-Looking Teeth

Dental bonding gives your teeth a natural-looking appearance so you can have a beautiful smile to show the world. This is a good alternative to other dental cosmetic procedures that may give your teeth an artificial and unnatural sheen. Other people will hardly notice you had dental bonding done on your teeth.


Dental bonding is a more affordable alternative compared to other cosmetic dental treatment options like veneers and dentures. If you’re looking to save a few extra dollars, then dental bonding is right for you. However, the dentist might recommend other treatments, depending on your teeth’s condition.

Less Stressful on Patients

Dental bonding is less stressful and induces less anxiety in patients since the process is painless and doesn’t require anesthesia. This makes it a great alternative for patients with severe dental anxiety. The procedure will be over in no more than 60 minutes and you can go home with your beautiful new smile.

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Dental bonding can be a great option for children and teenagers who may not yet be candidates for more permanent cosmetic dental procedures?

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How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

It depends on how well you take care of your teeth after the procedure. Take good care of your teeth and they should last as long as ten years. That said, you might need a couple of touch-up treatments to ensure your bonding remains in top condition over the years.

Did you know…

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Dental bonding requires skill and precision to ensure a natural-looking result? It’s important to choose a qualified cosmetic dentist with experience in bonding to ensure the best possible outcome.