Dr. Mobasser is has much experience with Dental Bonding in Los Angeles, and offers tooth bonding to his patients in Beverly Hills and 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 in 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 dentist, 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, gaped teeth or black spaces between your teeth, you might be a candidate for 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.
Tooth bonding Indications:
There are several dental conditions for which a Dentist can recommend teeth bonding. They include: Cracked or chipped tooth, Decayed teeth, Spaced teeth (gaps), Discolored teeth, short teeth, Receding gums causing sensitivity of the roots, Badly-shaped teeth, among many more. Since 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 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 can not even see it with your naked eyes.
The bite and the occlusion of the individual patient is of utmost importance, in determining whether a composite bond or porcelain bond best lasts in the patient’s mouth! If you have a traumatic bite, or worn back teeth, the dental bond for front teeth will not last as long, as if you were going to use porcelain restoration such as dental veneers, veneer onlays or veneer overlays. 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 of.
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.
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 cost of tooth bonding in Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills CA:
The cost of 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 dentist in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills CA, charge anywhere from $500 and up per tooth, depending on the complexity of each case. Tooth bonding procedure is involved with using dental composites to restore the tooth. Dental composites are basically plastics mixed with glass particles, which comes in different colors and shades to match teeth. Recently much discussion has been placed around composites, which contain minimal amount of Bisphenol A (BPA) in which is thought to act like hormonal estrogenic substance. American Dental Association have advised that composite restorations are non allergic and is safe, however we can use BPA free composites, which can be obtained from kulzer or ultradent dental companies.
Patient revealing cavities on 6 front teeth, all decays removed and 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 nano composite restoration.
Tooth bonding procedure
Tooth Bonding can be simple and painless in the hands of 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 Esthetic 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 and 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
Gap can be closed with orthodontics, invisalign, veneers, or tooth bonding.
Dental bonding cost 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.
Patient was amazed with the results, which was done in 30 minutes, and the end result was priceless to the patient.
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 like 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 vs porcelain veneers?
Composite is a porous material, meaning it can stain overtime, and composite bonding material is not as strong as porcelain, however composite bonding works well for closing small gaps.
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.
Advantages and Pros of tooth bonding:
Undergoing a tooth bonding procedure can be very advantageous for patients with the above-mentioned dental issues. First, the procedure is very easy and less costly than porcelain Veneer restorations. It neither takes long, nor does it require thousands of dollars. Tooth bonding is more cost-effective than porcelain crowns and customized veneers in dealing with discolored teeth, cracked teeth, chipped or damaged teeth, gaps between teeth as well as receding gums causing sensitivity to air, and cold.
It is not painful, and in most times no anesthesia is needed. There will also be little or no amount of dentin removed, so tooth conservation is improved compared with porcelain crowns and veneers.
Limitations, Disadvantages, cons, of tooth bonding procedure:
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 correcting 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 compare to porcelain restoration is that it is not as stain resistant compared to porcelain restorations.
Dental Bonding Before & After pictures:
Cracked tooth can be restored with 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.