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Dental Bonding In Del Mar
If you have chipped, stained, or uneven teeth in Del Mar, Dr. Todd Pizzi is here to help. With dental bonding from Del Mar Dental Studio, you can quickly restore your smile with a non-invasive, reversible treatment. Learn more about dental bonding and how it works below, or contact us now to schedule a cosmetic consultation in Del Mar right away.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Understanding The Basics
Dental bonding is a cosmetic treatment intended to reshape and restore one or more of your teeth. In this treatment, a tooth-colored dental composite material is applied directly to your tooth by Dr. Todd Pizzi.
Then, Dr. Pizzi will use UV light and special dental tools to reshape, harden, and sculpt the resin to restore your tooth. Depending on your situation, bonding may be used to cover up stained teeth, to reshape misshapen or uneven teeth, to fill up gaps between your teeth, and to repair minor chipping.
One of the biggest benefits of dental bonding is that it’s completely non-invasive, and does not require any removal of your natural enamel. The process is also fast, taking less than 30 minutes per tooth, in most cases. This means you can restore multiple teeth in just one appointment at Del Mar Dental Studio.
What Do I Do
If I Chip A Tooth?
If you chip your tooth due to a dental injury or when biting into a piece of hard food, the first thing you should do is contact Del Mar Dental Studio for a consultation with Dr. Todd Pizzi. Call us at (858) 755-0187 to get a same-day appointment right away.
The treatment for your tooth will depend on how deeply it’s chipped. If the chip only involves the surface enamel, a cosmetic treatment like dental bonding or a dental veneer may be recommended to restore the appearance of your tooth.
However, if the tooth is seriously chipped and cracked, cosmetic dentistry won’t be appropriate. Instead, Dr. Pizzi will likely recommend a restorative procedure, such as a dental crown, to restore and protect the tooth.
Expected Treatment Lifespan
Is Dental Bonding Permanent?
Dental bonding is not permanent. Just like every other type of cosmetic dentistry treatment, your bonded teeth may eventually wear down, requiring them to be treated again by Dr. Todd Pizzi. For most patients, bonding will last up to 5-7 years, but it’s possible for bonded teeth to last 10+ years.
The most important thing to do to keep your bonded teeth healthy is to brush and floss regularly. Proper oral hygiene helps keep your natural teeth and your bonded teeth strong, and prevents common oral health issues like cavities and gum disease.
To keep your bonded teeth in good shape, it’s also important to see Dr. Todd Pizzi for a six-month teeth cleaning and oral exam at Del Mar Dental Studio. During your appointment, Dr. Pizzi can check on your bonded teeth and make sure they’re in good condition, and schedule any follow-up appointments to restore your bonding, if necessary.