Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman believe in utilizing the most conservative methods available to enhance the smile when possible. Because of this, they often turn to solutions such as dental bonding. Dental bonding, sometimes referred to as composite resin bonding, is the ideal choice when fixing minor cosmetic problems while reducing damage or removal of healthy tooth structure. Beverly Hills, California area patients who want to disguise imperfections near the front of the smile will find that composite bonding is a wonderful solution. At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, we are pleased to provide this option along with many other aesthetic and restorative treatments for our patients.
What is composite bonding?
Composite bonding is the use of a resin material to improve the appearance of one or more teeth. This composite resin material is attached to an existing tooth and can:
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Reduce gaps between teeth
- Hide permanent staining and discoloration
While other treatment options can achieve the same results, such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding preparation removes far less healthy tooth structure. This makes composite bonding a more conservative option for our patients to consider when faced with imperfections of the smile.
What happens during the composite bonding process?
First, patients consult with Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman to determine if they are a proper candidate for dental bonding. Then, the cosmetic dentist cleans the tooth before preparing it. Preparation requires the dentist to rub a solution onto the tooth to facilitate proper bonding. The composite resin material is then applied to the teeth coat by coat, curing in-between with a special light. After the resin is properly built up on the tooth, the resin is then filed and polished to achieve the desired shape and texture.
Learn more about composite bonding
If you are interested in dental bonding for gaps, broken teeth, or other imperfections of the smile, contact the practice of Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman to discuss your options. Our facility, located at 465 North Roxbury Drive, Suite #703, is available for new and current Beverly Hills, California area patients ready for general, cosmetic, and endodontic dentistry. Call (310) 861-3955 to schedule your consultation visit.