For stained, chipped, or cracked teeth, as well as for decayed teeth that need repair, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi, top Los Angeles dentist, will often recommend dental bonding.
Dental bonding, which is also known as composite resin bonding, utilizes an etching technique to very minutely prepare the surface area of a tooth allowing composite materials to bond to the structure of the tooth that is being restored. In the hands of an excellent cosmetic dentist, the resin is carefully matched in color to your natural tooth, and sculpted into the exact shape needed to complete your smile makeover.
Composite resin bonding material is similar to the clay that a sculptor uses. Dr. Maddahi can use the bonding resin to literally sculpt natural, beautiful modification for the cracks and chips in the teeth, filling gaps, recoloring or reshaping teeth. The resin is available in many shades in order to match the color of your other teeth.
When you select dental bonding as part of your smile transformation, the procedure is simple. The exterior surface of the tooth is readied by applying a thin coating of plastic on the tooth. Next the bonding material is placed and Dr. Maddahi artistically sculpts the new look for the teeth. A high-powered ultraviolent light then hardens the coating and Dr. Maddahi finely buffs the surface to give it a natural look.
Your treatment plan will be carefully formulated to make sure that your smile transformation is exactly what you want it to be.
Come in and see Dr. Maddahi for a Complimentary Exam and Consultation and find out exactly how you can have a beautiful, confident smile.
(NOTE: There may be a charge if x-rays are necessary. We encourage our patients to bring x-rays to their first visit if you have had them taken recently.)