At Park Place Dental, your trusted San Mateo dentists, we offer a wide range of dental services to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. One of the cosmetic solutions we provide is tooth bonding, a quick and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth.

What is Tooth Bonding?

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin material to the surface of your teeth. This resin is carefully shaped and molded to match the natural contours of your teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking result. The bonding material is then hardened using a special light, ensuring a strong and durable bond.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

  • Versatility: Bonding can be used to address a variety of cosmetic concerns, such as chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth, as well as gaps between teeth.
  • Cost-effective: Compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, such as veneers or crowns, tooth bonding is a more affordable option.
  • Quick and convenient: The bonding procedure can typically be completed in a single visit to our San Mateo dental office, making it a convenient choice for busy individuals.

The Tooth Bonding Process

When you visit Park Place Dental for a tooth bonding procedure, you can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: Our skilled dentists will assess your dental needs and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine if tooth bonding is the best solution for you.
  • Preparation: Your dentist will select a composite resin color that closely matches your natural tooth color, ensuring a seamless blend with your existing teeth.
  • Application: The tooth surface will be gently roughened and a conditioning liquid applied to help the bonding material adhere properly. The composite resin is then applied, shaped, and molded to achieve the desired result.
  • Hardening: A special light is used to harden the bonding material, creating a strong and durable bond with your tooth.
  • Finishing touches: Your dentist will make any necessary final adjustments, such as trimming and polishing the bonded tooth to ensure a natural-looking finish.

Caring for Bonded Teeth

  • Practice good oral hygiene, including brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Avoid biting or chewing on hard objects, such as ice or pen caps, which can damage the bonding material.
  • Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings at Park Place Dental to monitor the condition of your bonded teeth and address any concerns promptly.

At Park Place Dental, we have been providing San Mateo with exceptional dental care for over 20 years. Our team of skilled dentists, including Dr. Robert Rideau - General Practitioner and Dr. Vanessa Lam - General Practitioner, are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and a stunning smile. If you are interested in learning more about tooth bonding or any of our other cosmetic dental services, contact Park Place Dental today to schedule a consultation. We are committed to being your partner in lifelong dental health and helping you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve.