Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

You want to fix an unsightly tooth, but you don’t want to spend much time or money getting the work done and want the treatment to be non-invasive. This wish isn’t so impossible. In fact, it can be your reality thanks to cosmetic tooth bonding from Downtown Dental in Los Angeles. One of the most versatile and impactful ways to correct imperfections in your smile, cosmetic tooth bonding works as both an aesthetic and restorative dental treatment.

What to Expect from Dental Bonding

Cosmetic tooth bonding, also known as dental bonding or composite bonding, is a simple procedure that usually takes only 30 minutes per tooth to complete. Anesthesia and numbing agents are typically not necessary for any surface repairs. Here is how the treatment works:

  • Consultation: Your Los Angeles dentist conducts a dental exam to see what’s happening with your oral health before determining whether cosmetic tooth bonding is right for you.
  • Prep: The tooth is roughened then coated with a conditioning liquid to get it ready for bonding.
  • Bonding: A tooth-colored resign is color-matched to tooth enamel and painted over the tooth’s surface in several layers until the desired shape and size are achieved.
  • Sculpting: The treated tooth is shaped to look like neighboring teeth so it blends into the rest of your smile.
  • Curing: A special dental laser and light are focused on the treated tooth to harden the bonding material in place.
  • Wrap-up: The tooth is gently polished to a high shine so it looks and feels like the rest of your teeth.

The Versatility of Cosmetic Tooth Bonding

What can dental bonding fix? Just about every cosmetic issue a person has, including all the following:

  • Stained tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Minor tooth decay

Dentists usually recommend the most conservative repairs or upgrades to a smile to correct whatever unsightliness is bothering you. Bonding is effective, strong, and long-lasting as a restoration or cosmetic smile makeover, as long as you take care of your teeth at home and see your dentist regularly for checkups and teeth cleanings.

One of the biggest benefits of composite bonding is that it’s ideal for anxious dental patients who only need a small repair. There is no drilling, no shots, no discomfort – you can simply have a problem tooth tended to without feeling uncomfortable about the procedure.

Is Composite Bonding Right for You?

While it may look to you like you only need a surface repair, a consultation with your Los Angeles dentist may reveal that your oral health problem goes much deeper than you thought. In cases like this, you’ll need a more significant solution and dental bonding may not be the answer. Rest assured, there is always a way to correct what’s wrong with your teeth – it’s simply important to be flexible about the best solution.

If you notice a problem with a tooth right away and contact your dentist immediately, chances are a simpler, faster solution can get the job done. Seeing your dentist right away prevents the development of more complex, painful problems and makes you a far more likely candidate for composite bonding.

If you think you might be a good candidate for cosmetic tooth bonding, contact your Los Angeles dentist Dr. Don Mungcal at Downtown Dental. Find out what smile makeover is right for you.

  • Dr. Don Mungcal

    Dr. Don Mungcal

As the cornerstone and founder of Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal is a proactive and exceptionally talented dentist who is determined to contribute to the health and wellbeing of his community by attending to their dental care needs.

With over 28 years of experience and service, Dr. Mungcal makes it his responsibility to be the best version of himself by being his patients’ go-to point for any and all dental concerns. In addition to being meticulous in his work ethic, he is also an individual who understands development and change. He updates and informs himself constantly through various continuous educational programs that he undertakes. He also invests in the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide world-class dental services.

Dr. Mungcal graduated from UCLA and the University of the Pacific Dental School and is presently a member of several acclaimed medical associations, including the California Dental Society.

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Oral Cancer Screening Video

Oral Cancer Screening Video
Every patient at Downtown Dental undergoes a thorough check for oral cancer and other dental health issues. This video shows how it’s done.
Here at downtown Dental, we take oral health and cancer screenings very serious. This month is November and it’s the month of oral health cancer awareness and screenings. Every patient we examined thoroughly, we look and we check their lips, tongue and we check for any abnormalities or bumps. At home you should also check to make sure that everything looks okayLeava is going to demonstrate what in oral health cancer screening is and what we examine. So, we first start off by checking all the lips. We make sure that the lips look healthy and that we palpate them, which is touching them and making sure that there’s nothing anormal. Then we go into the mucosa and check the cheeks. We’re going to look and check the hard palate as well as the soft palate. This might tickle a little. We checked the posterior of the tongue. Do you, Viola, go ahead and say, aaaaaa. We check the lateral sides of the tongue. Go ahead and sit your tongue showed up great. And we also check the floor of the mouth. Get the tongue to the roof of your mouth. Good all clear. Oral cancer is especially important to check the patients who are smokers, alcohol drinkers and we thank you for watching the video.

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