Tooth Bonding

Even minor flaws can be a big issue when it comes to your smile. At Volterra Dental, cosmetic dentists Dr. Laos and Dr. Yoshikane can fix small issues quickly with our tooth bonding treatment to give you a truly perfect smile. If you’re ready to check off even your smallest smile concern, call our Los Alamitos CA dental office for help: 562-735-2363.

What Is Tooth Bonding Used For?

Tooth bonding uses a special tooth-colored material to fill in imperfections on your teeth. Tooth bonding can correct:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

Additionally, if your gums have receded and exposed your tooth roots, or if parts of your teeth lack the right amount of enamel, we can use this material to help protect your teeth as well.

What Material Is Used With Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding uses a nontoxic, composite resin that is identical to the material used in our tooth-colored dental fillings. Your dentist, Dr. Laos or Dr. Yoshikane, will carefully apply the resin and shape it so your teeth look natural and smooth.

How Does Tooth Bonding Differ From Teeth Contouring?

Teeth contouring can also be used to smooth out your teeth. However, there are two important differences between teeth contouring and tooth bonding:

  1. Contouring uses a special dental laser to carefully remove thin amounts of the enamel to smooth the surface of your tooth.
  2. Because tooth bonding adds a tooth-colored resin to your teeth, it changes their color to a more natural, whiter shade. Contouring does not affect the color of your teeth.

How Does Tooth Bonding Compare To Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin but strong shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front of your teeth to correct flaws. But tooth bonding does have some advantages.

Our dentists can control how much resin to put on your tooth. If you have one minor problem, it might not make sense to cover the whole tooth. Tooth bonding is also more affordable than veneers, though it can be more susceptible to staining.

Get a quick fix for your minor flaws. For your next appointment for tooth bonding, or if you have questions, call Volterra Dental today at 562-735-2363 or use our online form.