Tooth-colored composite fillings have been used for years in treating cavities. These durable, affordable dental fillings not only protect your teeth from further decay, but they are also soft on the eyes due to blending in with the color of your natural teeth to retain your smile’s esthetic appeal. In addition to treating cavities, composite fillings can be used to fix tooth imperfections like chips, cracks, and gaps between teeth. This process is called dental bonding. To learn more about dental bonding, contact Dr. Don Mungcal from Downtown Dental, Los Angeles, California, at your earliest convenience.
Affordable Dental Fillings for Gapped Teeth
The same composite material used for cavity treatment can be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, mend broken teeth, and fill gaps between your teeth. Unsightly gaps between your front teeth can make your smile appear less appealing. Gaps also make brushing more difficult, as food particles can get trapped between your teeth. This puts you at greater risk of getting cavities or gum disease. By closing these gaps with a composite dental filling, Dr. Don Mungcal can protect your oral health and improve your smile’s esthetic appeal. Bonding is a practical and effective means of boosting the health and beauty of your smile.
The Bonding Process
Before scheduling bonding treatment, Dr. Mungcal will evaluate your teeth and gums to verify you have good oral health. Problems with decay, gum disease, or tooth infections will need to be treated before your bonding procedure. Next, we’ll discuss the cosmetic issues you want to fix with bonding. If the teeth to be bonded contain chips, stains, cracks, or other imperfections, Dr. Mungcal can correct these issues simultaneously as he closes the gap between your teeth to maximize your treatment.
The bonding process involves a series of steps as follows:
- First, we’ll match the color of the material to the color of your natural teeth so that it blends in seamlessly with your smile.
- Next, we’ll prepare your teeth by roughening the surface and applying a conditioning liquid that helps the material stick to your teeth.
- Then, we’ll apply the filling to the surface of your teeth and smooth it out to fill the gap and cover any flaws on your teeth.
- Lastly, we’ll cure the material to bond it firmly onto your teeth and polish your teeth to make them gleam.
Cost of Dental Bonding for Gapped Teeth
The cost of teeth gap bonding will vary depending on the work that needs to be done to get the results you desire. On average, however, dental bonding is an affordable treatment that can be completed in one dental visit. You’ll love your new smile and how it boosts your overall appearance!
There’s no reason to settle for anything less than the best when it comes to your smile! Dental bonding can take your smile to the next level! Schedule dental bonding treatment today by contacting Dr. Don Mungcal from Downtown Dental, Los Angeles, California at 213-863-9464.
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Dr. Don Mungcal
Dr. Tara Mavadat
Dr. Ivan Chan
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.
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
Dr. Tara Mavadat
was always passionate about dentistry and is committed to helping patients achieve excellent oral health and beautiful smiles that last long. Having earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, she focuses on comprehensive general dentistry with an emphasis on preventive dentistry. Her primary goals are to provide comfort and quality as well as exceptional esthetic outcomes to every patient.
Dr. Ivan Chan
is enthusiastic about dentistry and his patients' oral health and is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective care. He is a highly skilled dentist who received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) at the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry.
Dr. Chan has extensive training in general dentistry. He focuses on creating lasting smiles while attempting to prevent gum disease and cavities. He looks forward to assisting you with all your needs while assuring you that your trust is always in good hands, regardless of your needs!