Dental Bonding in Los Angeles
Dr. Mobasser has much experience with Dental Bonding in Los Angeles and offers tooth bonding to his patients in Beverly Hills and the Hollywood area. Tooth bonding conserves tooth structure thereby helping and keeping your teeth restored for the longest time. Dental bonding is one of the least invasive dental procedures which has the greatest benefit for the patient.
It involves the re-surfacing of the teeth using a tooth-colored, durable composite resin material to improve their overall look, repair fractured teeth, and cover sensitive root surfaces, due to recessions of the gums.
Dr. Anthony Mobasser is considered one of the best teeth bonding dentists, he has completed over ten thousand dental bonding procedures for his patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood CA, and around the world.
If you are suffering from root sensitivity or gum recessions, and loss of gums between teeth showing dark triangle, loss of papillae, short teeth, chipped teeth, gapped teeth, or black spaces between your teeth, you might be a candidate for a bonding procedure and treatment.
Many patients with gaps in between their teeth or food impaction ( food stuck between teeth) can benefit from tooth bonding treatment. During the bonding procedure, the dentist will apply the resin material on the surface of the tooth, and then cure it using a special light (visible, blue-white light) to stick or bond mechanically and chemically to the enamel and dentin.
When To Use Tooth Bonding?
There are several dental conditions for which a dentist can recommend Tooth Bonding. They include Cracked or chipped teeth, Decayed Teeth, Spaced teeth (gaps), Discolored teeth, Short teeth, Receding gums causing sensitivity of the roots, Badly-shaped teeth, among many more.
Since the dental bond is the least invasive dental procedure, it is recommended for patients with gaps on their teeth, or chipped teeth, to have tooth bonding done, prior to having dental veneers done.
With the bonding procedure many times there is no shaving of teeth and if any a minor roughening of tooth structure is required, which is almost reversible, and you cannot even see it with your naked eyes.
How Long Will Dental Bonding Last?
The bite and the occlusion of the individual patient are of utmost importance, in determining whether a composite bond at the edge of the tooth lasts or chips. In some cases, porcelain may be the ideal material for the function in the mouth. or porcelain bond best lasts in the patient’s mouth!
Dental Bonding is usually done with composite, which is very aesthetic but not very strong like porcelain, and it is more porous than porcelain, so possible staining. In general, average dental bonding may last 5 years if it is not under heavy bite and occlusion.
If you have a traumatic bite, or worn back teeth, the dental bond for front teeth will not last as long, it is best to use a porcelain restoration such as dental veneers for front teeth, and Veneer onlays or Veneer overlays for the back teeth.
Your bite dictates how long the dental bond can last for your teeth, and especially in areas of chipped front teeth, but again this is the least invasive dental procedure since minimal tooth structure is shaven off.
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions, tooth bonding is your best and most conservative choice of treatment, before you choose porcelain restoration, in which contouring and shaving off will be required.
Note that, this procedure may usually be recommended as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam or metal filings also.
Before and After Dental Bonding
What is the best dental bonding?
The less tooth structure removed the longer the tooth will last you! Dental Bonding requires minimal reshaping and contouring of the natural tooth; therefore, it is the least invasive dental procedure. The Best dental bonding is when no tooth structure is removed, and it is treated as an additive cosmetic procedure! Of course, shade matching by your cosmetic dentist is a must, and the layering technique is used to match the desired color.
How much does bonding teeth Cost in Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills CA?
The cost of the dental bond depends on the expertise of the treating dentist, the size of the bond needed, taking into consideration the color required, and the bite of the patient. Average dentists in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills CA, charge anywhere from $500 and up per tooth, depending on the complexity of each case.
What material is used, and is there any sensitivity?
The tooth bonding procedure involves using dental composites to restore the tooth. Dental composites are basically plastics mixed with glass particles, which come in different colors and shades to match teeth.
Recently much discussion has been placed around composites, which contain a minimal amount of Bisphenol A (BPA) in which is thought to act as a hormonal estrogenic substance. American Dental Association has advised that composite restorations are non-allergic and are safe, however, we can use BPA-free composites, which can be obtained from Kulzer or Ultradian dental companies.
Before and After Dental Bonding
The patient revealing cavities on 6 front teeth, all decays removed and a full dental bond was done on 6 front teeth. Also changed to slightly whiter natural color, patient very happy. Dental bond was done in one visit using Nanocomposite restoration.
How Is The Procedure Done?
Tooth Bonding can be simple and painless in the hands of a skilled tooth bonding dentist. It can only take minutes to complete the procedure. No anesthesia is required unless you have a decayed tooth that requires fillings or sensitivity to start with.
During the procedure, your Aesthetic Dentist will make use of a shade guide to choose a resin material with a color, which closely matches that of your tooth AND the adjacent teeth. Keep in mind that in order to exactly mimic the color an expert dentist must use multiple composite shades and blend the colors together, which can take more time and artistry, but the result is priceless.
Dental bonding to Close Gap
The gap can be closed with orthodontics, Invisalign, Veneers, or Tooth Bonding.
Dental bonding costs the least, and it is gratifying since it is done instantly in one short visit, and best of all in the picture below, NO tooth structure was removed to close the gap.
The patient was amazed at the results, which were done in 30 minutes, and the end result was priceless to the patient.
Before and After Dental Bonding
Synopsis: Close gaps with dental bonding/ match color perfectly
After identifying an appropriate composite resin material for strength and color, the bonding dentist will roughen the tooth or teeth that need bonding and apply a conditioning liquid. This helps the adhesive material to bond to the surface of the teeth. Once the conditioning liquid is well in place, the tooth bonding dentist will apply the teeth-colored resin material and mold it according to how you want your teeth to look cosmetically.
During the molding process, the dentist will take some time to shape and smooth the material to make sure the teeth look as natural as possible. Next, he will use a visible blue intensity light or laser to harden the composite material. Further trimming and polishing will then be carried out to achieve the desired shape and, smooth tooth surface.
What Is The Difference Between Composite Bonding vs Porcelain Veneers?
Composite is a porous material, meaning it can stain over time, and composite bonding material is not as strong as porcelain, however composite bonding works well for closing small gaps, and in certain situations when the tooth does not need to be touched but bonding added.
However, in certain situations, dental bonding may require alternation to your tooth just as needed for veneers. They are less costly than porcelain veneers but do not last as long as porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers are more durable and stronger, especially if covering the edges of chewing surfaces, plus they are more color stable.
Be informed that Porcelain Veneers cost more than composites, and it usually requires two visits, initial visit is the preparation of teeth and temporary stage, the second visit is seating the Porcelain Veneers plus final adjustments.
What Are The Benefits of Tooth Bonding?
Undergoing a tooth bonding procedure can be very advantageous for patients. First, the procedure is very easy and less costly than porcelain Veneer restorations. It does not take a long time at the hand of an expert dentist, nor does it require thousands of dollars.
Dental Bonding can be done in one visit. Tooth bonding is more cost-effective than Porcelain Crowns and customized Veneers in dealing with discolored teeth cracked teeth, chipped, or damaged teeth. It is also recommended for gaps between teeth as well as receding gums causing sensitivity to air, and cold.
It is not painful, and most times no anesthesia is needed. They also require minimal tooth structure removal, so tooth conservation is improved compared with Porcelain Crowns and Veneers.
What Are The Limitations and Cons of Dental Bonding Procedures?
The main downside of teeth bonding procedure is the strength and ability to be chipped or discolored. It can chip or break in high-stress areas such as the edge of teeth rather easily compared with other restorative procedures such as Porcelain inlays /Onlays, Porcelain Veneers, and Crowns.
As a result, it is usually recommended for transitional correction of cosmetic teeth defects, especially in areas of low bite pressure, nothing is permanent, but can serve as great dental treatment if used judiciously. The other disadvantage compared to porcelain restoration is that it is not as stain-resistant compared to porcelain restorations.
Dental Bonding Before & After pictures
A cracked tooth can be restored with a bonding procedure with BPA-free composite, lighter color composite was placed so after the tooth bonding, the patient could do Teeth Whitening or Bleaching procedure.
Before: fracture tooth Alt tag | After : After dental bond
Before and After Dental Bonding and Reshaping
Before Dental Bond and After Dental Bond
patient fell, broke 2 front lower teeth, Dental bonding done, Patient very appreciative, matched color and original shape, one visit appointment, all sensitivity subsided to hot, cold, and air subsided
Before and After
Patient Veneer chipped and fractured due to grinding and clenching, Dental bond was used to repair the chipped Veneer.
Front Veneer chipped and fractured due to trauma. Dental bond was used to repair chipped Veneer. It is always best to redo the veneer!
The cracked tooth was treated with Dental Bonding rather than a Porcelain Crown, to preserve tooth structure, patient was happy.
Deep decay under filling was removed and Dental Bonding was used to restore and create natural effect
Before and After
Emax Crown fractured due to heavy bite, Dental Bond can be used to repair. Ideally it is better to get new Emax Crown
Synopsis for Above: Dental Bond can repair fractured Veneers, and that can be done in one visit. Dental bond repair works best toward the gum, rather than the edge of the tooth. For the edge or tearing surface, the Dental Bond is not strong and can fracture again!
Before and After
Synopsis for Above: Patient with a gummy smile, shows decay at the root area, wanted to have the decay removed, filled, and do composite bonding. She could not afford Porcelain restoration. Look at the after picture, we were able to restore her teeth with a dental bond. The patient was so pleased.