Natural-Looking Tooth Repair
Living with damaged teeth makes even the simplest tasks a challenge. From chewing to speaking, a healthy mouth is essential to performing your daily habits with ease and comfort. If you struggle with cracked, chipped, or even discolored teeth, you may benefit from a dental bonding treatment.
Dr. Lavi is proud to offer this convenient, non-invasive treatment to help patients restore their beautiful and functional smiles. Whether you’re looking to repair a cracked tooth or conceal a yellowed tooth, a dental bonding treatment may be just what your smile needs.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a quick, natural-looking way to restore your smile’s function and appearance. Using a special resin, Dr. Lavi can repair and reshape your teeth while masking any minor cosmetic imperfections. This resin can be customized to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth for a seamless blend with your smile.
Best of all, this simple process typically doesn’t require any anesthesia. Bonding is a short, painless process that can be completed in only one visit to our Studio City or Los Angeles office. For patients with dental anxiety or teeth sensitivity, Dr. Lavi will work with you to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
Benefits of Dental Bonding
Dental bonding comes with a host of benefits, including:
- Longevity: The results of dental bonding can last up to 10 years with the right care and maintenance.
- Affordability: Dental bonding is much less costly than similar procedures like dental crowns or veneers.
- Quick Procedure: Dental bonding typically takes just one hour to complete, and doesn’t require a recovery period.
- Non-Invasive Procedure: This procedure is virtually painless, and doesn’t require any form of surgery or incisions.
- Versatility: Dr. Lavi can use dental bonding resin for both cosmetic and restorative purposes.
What Can Dental Bonding Fix?
Because dental bonding is such a versatile procedure, it can be used to correct a number of cosmetic and functional dental problems, such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Receding gums
- Misshapen teeth
- Exposed tooth roots
- Unevenly spaced teeth
To learn if dental bonding may be the ideal solution for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lavi by contacting our Studio City office at (818) 980-8472 or our Los Angeles office at (213) 623-2212. He’ll assess your situation and discuss your other treatment options if necessary.
The Dental Bonding Process
Depending on your personalized treatment plan, your dental bonding procedure can be completed in just one appointment, with each tooth only taking about 30 to 60 minutes to treat.
Because this is a non-invasive procedure, only patients with dental anxiety or teeth sensitivity may require anesthesia. Additionally, there’s no preparation required for this treatment, unlike crowns or veneers. This means your teeth will maintain their natural structures.
Once Dr. Lavi has matched the shade of the resin to your natural teeth, he’ll bond it to the targeted tooth, making any necessary adjustments. After smoothing the resin into the desired shape, he’ll finish the restoration with a polish. You’re then ready to showcase your beautifully restored smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bonding can last up to 10 years with proper care, such as practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing once a day, flossing twice a day, and rinsing with mouthwash between meals. It’s also essential to schedule biannual appointments at our Studio City or Los Angeles office for routine dental exams and cleanings. This will keep both your oral health and restorations in good condition.
The material used for dental bonding is stain-resistant, which means teeth whitening treatments will be ineffective. The resin will be matched to the color of your teeth, so if you want to whiten your teeth, we recommend doing so before undergoing a dental bonding treatment.
Dental bonding is a completely painless procedure that can be completed without the need for anesthesia. Unlike other dental procedures, you won’t need to undergo a recovery period after receiving dental bonding.
However, if your tooth has an exposed root or is severely decayed, Dr. Lavi can administer a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any pain while he works. He’ll discuss your preference for anesthesia at your initial consultation.