Novato Dentist Explains How Dental Bonding Works For Patients

Written by Dr. McConnell on Aug 3, 2021

Too many people believe that achieving a healthy and attractive smile takes a ton of time and money. The truth is that there are effective dental treatments to meet a wide variety of timelines and budgets. Today our Novato dentists are going to be giving you more information about a particularly versatile treatment option: dental bonding.

How does dental bonding work?

Dental bonding involves our dentist applying a custom-shaded composite resin to your natural tooth surface. We then cure this resin so that it hardens and bonds with the tooth.  Once in place, the cured resin is hard and resilient, and it looks just like natural enamel.

How long does dental bonding take?

One of the major advantages of this type of treatment is that the entire process can be completed, from start to finish, in just one appointment. You don’t have to schedule multiple appointments, and you don’t have to spend hours in the dentist’s chair.

Is dental bonding right for me?

When you meet with our dental team we’ll take a look at your smile to help you figure out whether bonding can help you meet your goals. In general, bonding can be used to close gaps between teeth, lengthen short enamel, make misaligned teeth appear straighter, and improve bite alignment. Bonding is suitable for many different types of patients, so you’ll likely be a good candidate.

The best way to get started is to contact our Novato dentists to schedule a personal consultation. As we get to know more about you and your smile, we’ll be able to tailor our treatment recommendations to fit your needs.  Thanks to treatments like dental bonding, it is now easier and more affordable than ever before for patients to get the high-quality dental care that they need to smile confidently again.