Dental bonding is one of the best options available to correct minor tooth flaws. It is also a very effective method to close wide gaps between teeth or to reshape a tooth, adding length or straightening a slightly crooked tooth. An added benefit of dental bonding is that it can be conveniently completed in a single office visit to Delmont Dentistry in the Los Angeles Cedars Sinai Medical Center complex.
The process of dental bonding uses a resin that is a very versatile restorative material. It is sculpted onto tooth’s surface then shaped to perfection just like a sculptor shaping clay. A high-intensity light hardens the resin then it is finely polished. While resin does not have the translucency of porcelain, today’s bonding resin is extremely durable and can be used to repair dental cavities or for purely cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of teeth.
Dr. Delmont is accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an honor only earned by four percent of the AACD members, one of only 331 worldwide. This gives you the assurance that you’re in the hands of a cosmetic dentist proven to deliver world-class outcomes as judged by a panel of his peers.
Delmont Dentistry is strategically located in the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. For more than 20 years, Dr. Michael Delmont has provided exceptional dental care to the local straight and gay communities. He has earned a reputation for his comprehensive care and for treating all patients with dignity and concern for them as individuals.
Here are three examples of how dental bonding can be used to treat common dental issues with exceptional results.
Dental bonding for chips or decay – Dental bonding is preferable to veneers or crowns, as it involves the damaged area and not the entire tooth, no extensive tooth preparation is required and the natural tooth structure is retained. Moreover, for correcting cavities, unlike silver dental fillings, the resin material is less prone to cracking.
Dental bonding for cosmetic reasons – Dental bonding can be used to close a gap between two teeth. This is achieved by using the bonding as a filler to make both teeth slightly wider to give the impression of even gapping.
Dental bonding to correct tooth shape and color – Dental bonding can be used to even out teeth that are too long or short, or to straighten slightly crooked teeth. Staining from trauma or orthodontia can be precision lightened using dental bonding.