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Dental Bonding in Beverly Hills

Dental Bonding Beverly HillsDental bonding is an excellent cosmetic dentistry solution for small tooth flaws and imperfections. The tooth-colored composite resin material used in the procedure can alter tooth size, shape and color to cover chips, cracks, gaps and other cosmetic issues. Dental bonding offers a fast and convenient way to improve your smile. 

Dr. Steven Goldy is a renowned Beverly Hills dentist who has been at the leading edge of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry as well as reconstructive surgery for over three decades. He is known for his devotion to patients and provides a luxurious and relaxing atmosphere to help them feel at ease during dental procedures. His keen eye and perfectionist nature has given many people life-changing smile transformations. 

Our office uses healthier alternatives for materials when possible, and advanced technology allows Dr. Goldy to provide patients a preview of possible results. 

Are You a Candidate for Dental Bonding?

When it comes to improving severe tooth discoloration, chips and cracks, dental bonding is less invasive than other dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers. Also called composite bonding or teeth bonding, this cosmetic dentistry procedure can enhance your smile and can close gaps and spaces between teeth. Generally, dental bonding is best for people with minor cosmetic flaws on one or more teeth. 

Dr. Goldy will examine your teeth and gums and take X-rays to check your oral health for tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. A healthy mouth is necessary before any cosmetic dentistry procedure, and Dr. Goldy may recommend periodontal treatment and other dental work before moving forward with dental bonding. The material used for dental bonding is also used to fill cavities or replace old fillings with a natural-looking alternative and can protect tooth roots exposed from gum recession. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Unlike other cosmetic options, dental bonding is reversible. Porcelain veneers and crowns require tooth enamel reduction for permanent dental restorations. Dental bonding is minimally invasive, requiring very little tooth reduction and can be touched up or reversed. The process requires just one visit, taking 30 to 60 minutes. Veneers and crowns are more time-consuming, requiring two appointments with temporary restorations worn between visits. 

Dental bonding material mimics the natural sheen of your teeth, offering a fast and cost-effective way to improve your smile. It’s typically a painless process because it focuses on the outer layer of the tooth and doesn’t affect the nerves. 

What Does Dental Bonding Entail?

Dental Composite Bonding Beverly HillsDental bonding starts with choosing the shade or color of the material to ensure the restoration matches your existing teeth. You may wish to have teeth whitening treatment first to brighten your overall smile. Dr. Goldy roughens the tooth and applies a conditioning liquid to help the material adhere to the tooth. He then molds the putty-like resin to the desired shape and uses a curing light to “bond” the resin to the tooth. The final step is adjusting and polishing the dental restoration and checking that your bite feels natural and comfortable. The entire dental bonding process is often done in a single visit to our Beverly Hills office. 

What Kind of Dental Filling Results Can I Expect?

The composite resin material used for dental bonding can last three to five years before requiring repair. The resin is less durable than your natural teeth and may be more prone to chips and stains. Maintain your dental bonding results with proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Floss thoroughly once a day, and schedule regular dental exams and cleanings to enjoy your results long-term. 

Contact Dr. Steven Goldy in Beverly Hills

If you have minor tooth flaws, contact Dr. Goldy to schedule a dental exam and see if dental bonding is right for your cosmetic concerns. Call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 550-1511 or fill out our online contact form today.