At Plaza Dental Group, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including tooth bonding. Our experienced dentists, Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, Dr. Ivan Lee, and their team are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care using the latest technology available. We understand that every patient has unique needs, which is why we take the time to learn about your specific concerns and goals to create a tailored treatment plan.

What is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of a tooth to improve its appearance or repair minor damage. The bonding material is carefully shaped and molded to match the surrounding teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking result. Tooth bonding can be used to:

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Improve the shape or length of teeth
  • Cover discolored or stained teeth
  • Protect exposed tooth roots due to receding gums

The Tooth Bonding Process

The tooth bonding process is typically completed in a single visit to our San Jose office. The steps involved in the procedure include:

  • Preparation: Our doctors will select a shade of bonding material that closely matches your natural tooth color.
  • Surface conditioning: The tooth surface is lightly etched to help the bonding material adhere properly.
  • Application: The tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth surface and skillfully molded into the desired shape.
  • Hardening: A special light is used to harden the bonding material, securely attaching it to the tooth.
  • Finishing: The bonded tooth is polished and shaped to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding offers several benefits for patients looking to enhance their smiles:

  • Quick and convenient; the procedure can often be completed in a single visit
  • Cost-effective; tooth bonding is generally more affordable than other cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers or crowns
  • Minimally invasive: little to no tooth enamel removal is required, preserving the natural tooth structure
  • Versatile: bonding can address a variety of cosmetic and functional dental concerns

Caring for Bonded Teeth

While tooth bonding is durable, it is important to take proper care of your bonded teeth to ensure long-lasting results. Some tips for maintaining your bonded teeth include:

  • Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles between teeth
  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice, pens, or fingernails
  • Limit consumption of staining foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Visit Plaza Dental Group regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups

At Plaza Dental Group, we are committed to helping patients in San Jose, CA achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. If you are interested in learning more about tooth bonding or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, and Dr. Ivan Lee.