If you have cavities, cracks, chips, or discoloration of your teeth, dental bonding may be right for you. Our practice specializes in dental bonding in Encinitas, CA, and can offer you a metal-free alternative to repair your chipped or damaged teeth.
Dental bonding is a treatment that involves using a tooth-colored resin to fill in spaces or cracks in the teeth, protect damaged teeth, or restore the appearance of discolored teeth. The porcelain resin is matched perfectly to your tooth color. There are many reasons people opt for dental bonding:
• Cracked or chipped teeth
• To fill holes caused by decay
• Make teeth appear longer or more symmetrical
• Fill in gaps in the teeth
• Restore color
Dr. McElroy can also use tooth-colored porcelain dental bonding as a metal-free alternative to replace your outdated silver fillings. Over time, silver fillings wear down, break or cause fractured teeth, as they sustain a lot of biting force and undergo daily stress. When metal amalgam fillings are worn out, they tend to soak up water, which causes them to swell and possibly break away from your tooth. This causes the tooth to become tender and vulnerable to decay, so it’s important to have these fillings replaced to prevent further damage.
The dental bonding process is simple. At your appointment, you’ll pick out a resin color that matches your teeth. The dentist will proceed to make your teeth “rougher” so that the bonding material will adhere properly, then apply the resin and mold it into the desired shape. A blue light or laser is applied to the resin to harden it, and afterward, your dentist will trim any excess bonding material and polish your teeth to perfection! Bonding is an in-office process that only takes between 30-60 minutes per tooth.
In addition to improving the aesthetic appearance of your smile, our natural-looking porcelain bonding material carries fewer health risks than silver fillings. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain dental bonding in Encinitas, CA, schedule your $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam today. This offer provides you with a professional dental cleaning, a complete oral exam with x-rays, and a thorough, educational consultation with Dr. McElroy. Contact us today by calling 760.621.7426 or clicking here – we can’t wait to make you the newest member of the McElroy Smiles By Design family!
Our 5-Star-Rated Dentist Specializes in Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Root Canals, Dentures, Dental Implants & Dental Bonding in Encinitas, CA – Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA.