What Is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding can be used to improve the appearance of damaged teeth. Tooth bonding is a cost-effective alternative to porcelain veneers. Due to the amount of surface structure that is removed from the teeth during the preparation process, porcelain veneers are considered a permanent solution for damaged teeth. Tooth bonding does not require as much preparation as porcelain veneers, so it is considered a semi-permanent solution for damaged teeth. Tooth bonding can be an excellent solution for patients who do not want to commit to porcelain veneers.

At Skyline Family Dentistry in Bishop, CA, Dr. Gabriel Overholtzer offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry solutions for broken or worn teeth. Our Bishop dental office utilizes state of the art technology and advanced techniques to improve patient smiles. If you would like to learn more about our services, visit Skyline Family Dentistry in Bishop, CA.

What To Expect: Tooth Bonding

The tooth bonding treatment usually requires one visit to our Bishop dental office. In most cases, tooth bonding may be used to treat:

  • Gaps in teeth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Dental cavities
  • Cracked, fractured, or chipped tooth

With proper care and maintenance, tooth bonding can last upwards to 10 years. It is crucial that you follow a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule biannual preventive care visits to our Bishop dental office.

Tooth Bonding Treatment-

In some cases, teeth may require minor preparation before the applying the tooth-colored resin. Once the tooth is prepared, Dr. Overhotlzer will place the tooth-colored resin onto the affected tooth. He will then shape and mold the resin into the desired shape.

Once the desired aesthetic is achieved, Dr. Overhotlzer will use a special light to activate the hardening agent in the resin. Once the resin is bonded into place, Dr. Overhotlzer will carefully polish the tooth to give it a beautiful shine.

Visit Skyline Family Dentistry

Dr. Overholtzer is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Bishop, CA. Dr. Overhotlzer and our dental care team can work with you to find the right solution for your dental concerns. If you would like to explore your options, you can visit our Bishop dental office. To schedule an appointment, call  (760) 810-4404 or schedule an appointment online