Dental Bonding Santa Cruz, CA
Repair defects and gaps in your teeth.
Here at New Street Dental, Dr. A. Gavin McClure can use a tooth-like substance to change tooth shape or color, increase size if you have gaps, or repair a defect. Bonding is a multi-layered process which durable, enamel-like composite plastic is applied to the tooth, then exposed to a special light to harden or “cure” the bond. The results can be miraculous!
Skill, technology, and a little “magic”.
Magic? Not really.
Bonding techniques have been around for years, and improvements in dental materials have made it one of the most effective and versatile treatments in dentistry.
Bonding is a procedure in which a white composite resin is applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. The tooth is first polished, then “conditioned” by painting a clear solution on the surface. The final composite (tooth-colored) material sticks to the conditioning solution, and is cured with a high intensity light that hardens the bond in seconds.
Bonding works its real magic repairing chipped teeth and filling diastemata, or spaces between front teeth. Here at New Street Dental we can also change the shape of teeth to make crooked or uneven teeth straighter.
What about color?
Dr. A. Gavin McClure can match the color of your existing teeth, or go as bright and dazzling as you wish.
Bonding works best on low-stress areas of the mouth. It’s not a cure-all for every dental problem, but in most cases it can improve your smile in almost no time. Give New Street Dental a call at (831) 426-1343 if you’re interested, chances are we can work some magic on your smile!
Since very little tooth structure is reduced— minimal drilling—bonding is often performed without anesthetic. The process is conservative—we leave most of your natural tooth undisturbed.
Bonding material stains similarly to normal tooth structure. So it may show coffee and tobacco stains just like your natural enamel does.
You should avoid biting into hard things such as ice cubes, candy or other hard foods. Chewing on pens, pencils or other objects can damage bonded teeth. Longevity depends on many factors, including proper home care, diet, and your chewing habits.
Most bonding procedures are completed in one visit. The length of the visit varies according to the procedure.
We’ve bonded teeth for many patients who otherwise would have to live with teeth that were less than desired. Please call New Street Dental at (831) 426-1343 if you have any questions — or to schedule an appointment simply visit our appointment request page.