Is your smile not what it used to be? Have you noticed damage to any of your teeth including cracks, chips or discoloration? If so, dental bonding may be the answer you are seeking. Dr. Terri Nguyen offers the cosmetic dental bonding procedure and encourages you to schedule a visit with her at West Portal Family Dentistry in San Francisco, CA to pursue this solution. Dental bonding will restore your smile to the next level!
Dental bonding is a proven solution that can correct several cosmetic tooth issues that you may be experiencing. Some of these problems dental bonding can correct include:
Dental bonding is a simple and cost-effective solution that can correct a multitude of issues including those just mentioned. Compared to other procedures used to correct dental issues such as crowns or veneers, dental bonding is an incredibly affordable procedure. In addition to being affordable, the procedure itself is time-efficient and will typically require just a single visit lasting between 30 minutes and an hour. If you are worried about downtime, there is no need. No anesthesia is required for the procedure, meaning you will be up and back on your feet following the procedure so you can immediately continue your day.
Now that you understand why you may need dental bonding and what it can correct, you may be wondering how it is done? Is it painful and invasive? The answer to that is no! It’s a simple process that begins with an exam during which your teeth will be looked at to see if the bonding process is going to be a viable solution. There are situations where more serious dental work may be needed, but if your dentist deems bonding a viable solution, what follows is very easy.
First, your dentist will most likely be working with composite resin. Composite resin is pliable so that, once it’s applied, it can be shaped to match your natural tooth structure. This resin is also chosen to match the color of your surrounding teeth. The tooth (or teeth) needing the bonding will be very gently and minimally etched to create a rough outer surface onto which a bonding liquid will be applied. Once this bonding liquid is in place, the resin (think of a putty) is applied and shaped appropriately.
Once the resin is applied, a UV light will be used to harden the material and then a polish will be applied so that it matches the sheen of your surrounding teeth. The purpose is to have a bonded tooth that nobody can notice!
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.