Dental Bonding in San Francisco

At Sunset Dentistry, we offer our patients dental bonding as a stand alone procedure or as part of an entire smile makeover. Cosmetic bonding is an ideal treatment option for fixing damaged or discolored teeth and is a great alternative to dental veneers.

If you would like to learn more about the tooth bonding procedure, contact our office in San Francisco today to schedule an appointment.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure we use to help enhance your smile. It involves using a tooth-colored resin material and adhering it to the teeth. This professional treatment can be used to fix damaged teeth, gapped or crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, or change the shape and color of your teeth. It is a great way to make changes to the appearance of your smile without having to remove any tooth structure like you would with veneers.

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Benefits of Tooth Bonding Treatments

Cost-Effective

Bonding procedures are less expensive than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers. They require no anesthesia, tooth preparation, or major work. The process usually takes less than 30 minutes and can cost, on average, $350 per treatment.

Quick Treatment

Dental bonding is one of the best options for cosmetic treatments because it gives immediate results. Since cosmetic bonding does not involve any tooth prep, it usually takes just one appointment to complete. The procedure is done quickly, requires little discomfort, and has minimal downtime.

No Tooth Enamel Removed

Unlike traditional crowns or veneers that need to be prepared by removing some of the natural tooth enamel, bonding requires no tooth preparation at all. The bonding material can be applied directly to the tooth's surface.

Natural Appearance

Cosmetic bonding can improve the overall look of your smile by changing the size, shape, and color of your teeth. You are able to choose from different shades of bonding material so that it will match your natural tooth color.

Dental Bonding FAQs

Sometimes. The composite resin materials can become discolored from things like red wine or coffee. These stains can often be polished out and made to look white again, but sometimes the bonding material may need to be replaced.

Bonded teeth do not require any special care. You should care for your teeth just like normal and practice good oral health care. This means brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing your teeth like normal. You should also be sure to schedule regular dental checkups to ensure everything looks as it should.

The lifespan of your bonded teeth will depend on many factors, including how well you care for your teeth and how many teeth were treated. On average, bonding can last patients anywhere from 3 to 10 years.

Schedule an Appointment for Cosmetic Bonding

Dental bonding can be a great option for patients looking to transform their smile. It can offer several benefits over other cosmetic procedures and can help you meet your smile goals in no time.

To find out if this procedure could benefit you, call us today to set up a consultation.