A Complete Guide on Dental Bonding

A Complete Guide on Dental Bonding
Posted on 06/03/2022

Diamond Bar area dentists Dr. Michael Furumoto and Dr. Michael Furumoto have been dedicated to providing amazing dental care locally for over 40 years. A healthy smile is a happy smile, and we have a highly qualified team ready and waiting to give you the individualized care you need to have both. 

Besides general dentistry services, we also offer cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, implants, whitening, and dental bonding, among others. 

What is Dental Bonding? 

Dental bonding includes using composite resins to hide flaws in your teeth. The resin is made up of a mixture of smooth polished glass and plastic and is created to match the color of your teeth. After application, no one will even be able to tell! 

Why Would Someone Want Dental Bonding?

Some reasons a patient might be interested in dental bonding are:

  • Chipped Teeth
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Discolored Teeth
  • Broken Teeth
  • Gaps In Teeth
  • Uneven Teeth

How Does Bonding Work?

If you are looking for a relatively quick way to perfect your teeth, bonding may be just what you’re looking for. Completed in 30-60 minutes right in the dentist’s office, bonding is a simple process. First, we will match the resin shade to the color of your natural tooth. Next, we will prepare the tooth for bonding. Once prepped, we will apply the resin material, and mold it into the shape needed. The resin will then be hardened with a curing light, effectively “bonding” it to your original tooth. We will examine (and admire!) our work, make any adjustments and then polish the tooth to perfection. 

What Are The Advantages of Bonding?

We’re so glad you asked! Bonding is a great solution to minor flaws in your teeth for the following reasons:

  • It’s non-invasive
  • It’s fast and easy, finished in one visit with no anesthesia necessary
  • It’s affordable
  • It’s pain-free

What Are The Disadvantages of Bonding?

Nothing is without its disadvantages. A few cons of dental bonding are:

  • Bonding does not last as long as veneers
  • It’s not very stain-resistant
  • It’s not quite as strong as other options
  • It doesn’t last forever

Contact Furumoto Dentistry For Your Dental Bonding Needs

After all of that information, we feel we’ve bonded. If you’re ready to discuss your dental goals with an experienced - and pun friendly - team, request an appointment with us today. Dental bonding may not be for everyone, but we guarantee we can find the perfect option for you.