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Dental Bonding Specialist

Tracy Chan, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Marina Dental Care

Tracy Chan, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Marina, San Francisco, CA

Dental bonding is a quick, convenient, affordable, and effective option to resolve minor teeth flaws and concerns. At Marina Dental Care in San Francisco, Tracy Chan, DDS, offers dental bonding to protect your natural teeth and restore minor aesthetic flaws. Decide if this practical and long-lasting solution is right for you by calling Marina Dental Care or scheduling an appointment online today.

Dental Bonding Q & A

What is dental bonding?

Cosmetic dental bonding is a professional in-office process that involves the application of a tooth-colored resin. Marina Dental Care offers dental bonding to improve the look and shape of your tooth and conceal wide spaces between your teeth. Dr. Chan might also suggest dental bonding to protect any exposed tooth roots.

Dental bonding could be the right choice for minor cosmetic dental flaws and concerns, such as minor teeth misalignment or tooth damage. For example, if one tooth is too short, dental bonding can be used to change the length of your tooth so it’s longer and beautifully blends in with the rest of your teeth.

With dental bonding, Dr. Chan uses a beautiful, natural-looking material to restore front and back teeth, repair root abrasions, change your tooth color, restore broken and fractured teeth, replace unattractive and unwanted silver fillings, and more.

How does dental bonding work?

Dental bonding is a simple process that usually takes around 30-60 minutes per tooth.

Dr. Chan uses a shade guide to decide the best composite resin color to match your natural tooth. Anesthesia isn’t usually needed unless the bonding is used to fill a decayed tooth.

Dr. Chan slightly roughens the tooth surface before applying a conditioning liquid that allows the bonding agent to securely and properly adhere to your tooth.

Dr. Chan then smooths and molds the composite resin onto your teeth and carefully applies a special dental laser light that hardens the resin. Dr. Chan trims the resin to get the best possible shape before polishing it, so it blends in nicely with the rest of your natural teeth.

What benefits does dental bonding offer?

Marina Dental Care provides dental bonding as a quick, convenient, minimally invasive, and more affordable dental treatment option.

If you maintain good oral hygiene and properly take care of your teeth, dental bonding can last anywhere from 3-10 years or more, with no special care required. Just as you normally would, you continue to brush twice daily and floss once daily.

Dental bonding is designed to act and feel just like your natural teeth. Dental bonding is reliable and a great choice, but you should take care to avoid damaging your dental bonding. Clean your teeth regularly and avoid chewing on especially hard items.

Dental bonding works especially well for minor imperfections that require significantly less removal of tooth enamel.

To find out if dental bonding is the right option to improve your smile, call Marina Dental Care or book an appointment online today.