|For the safety of our patients and the dental team, we are following the California Dental Association guidelines to suspend non-essential and non-urgent dental care for the next few weeks starting March 17 to April 30, or until further notice. If a patient is in pain, please email: Samuelwongdds@gmail.com or call the office and leave a message @ 650-755-4050. Dr. Wong or one of the team members will get back to you as soon as possible.|
Composite Dental Bonding
Here's How it Works
The dentist prepares the tooth surface so the bonding material will adhere. Once it has been applied, the dentist will shape it so it has a natural appearance. Then the material is allowed to harden, usually with the help of a light. Finally, the composite is polished and buffed so that the surface is smooth.
This is not a process that is recommended if you are a smoker as smoke causes staining. Also, the material is not as durable as porcelain veneers and crowns so it chips more easily; eventually it may require replacing.
Bonding is a perfectly adequate and more affordable solution to certain dental problems. Dental bonding can take less time to accomplish and may not even require anesthesia. Depending upon the issue, insurance may cover it.
Please don't procrastinate if you have a dental problem but are worried about the time, cost or pain involved. Perhaps dental bonding can offer you a solution. Give us a call at (650) 755-4050 so we can discuss options with you.