Teeth Bonding Specialist

Juan Sebastian Moran, DDS

Dentist located in Torrance, CA

Teeth bonding uses state-of-the-art materials to correct cosmetic defects so teeth look healthier and more attractive. At Moran Dental, Dr. Sebastian Moran offers advanced bonding treatments to correct an array of aesthetic issues in patients throughout the Torrance, CA, area.

Teeth Bonding Q & A

What is teeth bonding?

Teeth bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses strong, tooth-colored materials to cover defects like dark fillings, cracks, chips or similar problems. The material used in bonding is similar to a thick, pliable putty that can be custom-tinted to match the tooth and shaped to create a natural-looking and comfortable result.

What happens during a bonding procedure?

Dental bonding can be completed in a single office visit. Once the tooth has been carefully examined, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area, and gauze or a special dental dam is used to isolate the tooth. Next, decay and old restorations are removed and the tooth is carefully cleaned and gently roughened to help the bonding agent adhere better. After the tooth is prepared, the bonding agent is tinted and applied to the tooth, then artistically shaped to blend in naturally with the neighboring teeth. Once shaping is complete, an ultraviolet light is applied to the bonding material to harden it, then the tooth is polished to a fine sheen. Most procedures take about an hour to complete for a single tooth.

Is it difficult to care for a tooth with cosmetic dental bonding?

No, a tooth that’s been bonded can be cared for like any natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing and routine dental visits.

Is cosmetic bonding better than dental veneers or crowns?

Cosmetic bonding can provide a beautiful result to correct an array of aesthetic defects, and it’s much less costly compared to veneers or crowns. Bonding also can be completed in a single visit compared veneers and crowns that require two visits to complete. The material used in bonding, although very strong, is not as durable and stain-resistant as veneers or crowns, and bonding may not be a good solution for teeth that require strengthening as well as cosmetic improvement. During the initial evaluation, all restoration options will be considered and discussed to ensure each patient receives the most appropriate restoration for their needs.