Why Composite Resin Bonding May Be Right For You

186932212Most people won’t consider thinking of a composite resin bonding as an alternative to amalgam fillings. But, then again, most people don’t know that the procedure is fast, minimally invasive and as far as cosmetic dental treatments are considered, inexpensive.

What Is Composite Bonding?

Dental bonding is a technique where the dentists shape and mold a certain type of dental material on your teeth to give it a better appearance. As a result, your teeth will look straighter, whiter and generally better because the procedure also helps take care of any chips and cracks on your teeth.

In composite bonding, the dental material used is what’s known as composite resin.

The procedure, as mentioned, is a viable solution for chipped teeth, gaps in between teeth and even staining, and more importantly, fillings. Also, unlike in porcelain veneers where the procedure takes more than two visits, composite resin bonding will require no longer than one afternoon in the dentist’s office.

What To Expect

Composite bonding is a safe and effective technique that was first developed half a century ago and has been used extensively since.

The procedure is relatively fast and easy, and the process is very efficient, making it an ideal solution that not only benefits patients, but also the dentists as well.

The treatment starts with the dentist removing some of the tooth’s surface enamel to help shape the composite resin to your teeth. The dentist then applies the bonding agent and the composite resin soon after. The composite resin is then cured using a special list and polished to give it a more finished look.

While the procedure is safe and effective, it involves a high level of technique and as such, not all dentists offer such services. Also, among those that do, it is best to choose a dentist who’s had extensive training and experience in the procedure.

Is It Right For You?

If you have chipped or cracked teeth, as well as tooth gaps and even bite problems, chances are, composite bonding is perfect for you.

Composite bonding is best for those who’re looking for ways to improve the look of their otherwise healthy teeth. Although, the procedure still does have certain functional uses and benefits in many cases.

For those with an overbite or underbite, composite bonding is not exactly the right solution. It would be better to discuss with your dentist what your treatment options are in such cases.

Aftercare Treatment

The truth is, composite bonding doesn’t require any special attention. That is, as long as you take proper care of your teeth and gums by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and of course, going to the dentist every six or so months for checkups and professional cleanings.

One thing to take note of when it comes to composite bonding is that you may want to avoid chewing on hard foods regularly, such as ice, to prevent them from cracking. Also, if you’re suffering from bruxism and tend to clench your teeth, especially when asleep, you may want to ask your dentist about wearing a night guard.

Be sure to visit your dentist today and get to know more about composite resin bonding.

Who knows, you may be the next to benefit from the brighter smile that composite resin bending is all but assured to give you!

If you are interested in improving your smile with composite resin bonding, contact Dr. David Lunt, DDS at 818-885-7230 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.davidluntdds.com for additional information regarding composite bonding.

The Benefits of Dental Bonding | Northridge, Ca Dentist




Did you know dental bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one or more of your teeth?

Bonding is a process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, Dr. Lunt will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.

Not only is bonding useful for chipped and broken teeth, but it is great for stained teeth that are resistant to professional whitening treatment.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered to:

  • Repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Make teeth look longer
  • Change the shape of teeth
  • Use as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • Protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

Although bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns; with proper care, bonding composites can last for years.

For more information on bonding or to make an appointment, please contact Dr. David Lunt DDS of Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt encourages student health and is proud to accept patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and surrounding areas.

Bonding and Veneers | Northridge, Ca Dentist

restorativeIs your smile everything you want it to be? If you would like to change your smile cosmetic dentist Dr. David Lunt DDS can help you. Dr. Lunt offers many cosmetic dentistry procedures including the most popular, bonding and porcelain veneers.

But what is the difference between the two?

Both bonding and porcelain veneers have similarities. They both are used to cover dental imperfections. However, the procedures are quite different.

Dental Bonding:

Dental bonding uses a smooth tooth colored solution which is applied to teeth. It covers stains, and fills in small chips and gaps. After the dental bonding solution has been applied and shaped a specialized dental light is used to harden the bonding material. Once the bonding solution is dried and cured additional layers may be applied depending on your situation. When the process is complete the tooth is then polished. Bonding is used on patients who need one or two teeth corrected.

Porcelain Veneers:

Porcelain veneers are fabricated from a solid piece of porcelain. They fit over the front and underside of your tooth covering the entire surface of visible tooth. Veneers can be fitted to lengthen or widen teeth to close gaps or fill in chips. Porcelain veneers are generally used for patients who have several cosmetic problems or want their entire set of front facing teeth made over. Modern porcelain veneers tend to last many years, are easy to care for (normal brushing and flossing is fine, no special care is required), provide a very natural appearance, and offer a stronger alternative to other cosmetic options.

While veneers and bonding are cosmetic procedures used to treat similar problems, veneers may be a better alternative in cases where the patient wants to adjust the size or shape of the tooth.

If you are unhappy with your smile and would like more information on bonding or porcelain veneers call Dr. David Lunt DDS at 818-885-7230. Learn more about Dr. Lunt and his practice by visiting his website at www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt encourages student health and is proud to accept patients from Cal State Northridge, Burbank, San Fernando, Topanga Canyon, Valley Glen, Agoura, and all surrounding ares.