Dental Bonding

Cosmetic - ConnerWalnut Creek, Concord, and Lafayette, CA

Cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brian Hockel, aspires to give each patient a beautiful smile of his or her dreams. Dental bonding is one of the most versatile cosmetic procedures available that can transform a smile.

Dental bonding can be used to repair any of the following oral health issues:

  • Teeth that are chipped or slightly fractured
  • Teeth that are discolored or misshapen
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Sensitivity from receding gums
  • Repairing cavities or areas of tooth decay

Benefits of dental bonding

Not only is dental bonding versatile, but it is also one of the most cost-effective and convenient procedures in the field of cosmetic dentistry. The material used in dental bonding is applied in the office. Unlike other cosmetic procedures such as veneers, there is no need to have materials fabricated in a lab. Also, while many cosmetic dental treatments require multiple visits to the dentist, dental bonding typically can be completed in a single visit and only takes about an hour, on average.

What can I expect from dental bonding?

First, the affected tooth or teeth are buffed, removing a small portion of the tooth and creating a smooth surface for the bonding material. After a conditioning liquid is brushed onto the teeth that will be treated, a composite—typically a tooth-colored resin—is bonded to the teeth. That material is then shaped and hardened through the use of a special light. The results are beautiful and natural.

How do I care for my teeth after dental bonding?

After a bonding procedure, good oral hygiene is crucial. Maintain a regular regimen of brushing and flossing, and continue seeing your dentist at least twice yearly for cleanings and examinations. This diligence will prolong the life of your dental bonding procedure.

To learn more about dental bonding, contact our office at (925) 705-4055 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Hockel’s office is proud to serve patients in the areas of Walnut Creek, Concord, and Lafayette, California.