Dental Bonding

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic dentistry treatment that can address several minor tooth imperfections at once. Similar to the way a sculptor shapes clay, Dr. Greg Miyake uses a tooth-colored, putty-like material to fill in cracks, close tooth gaps, and correct other problems with your smile.

Benefits of Bonding

Dental bonding is one of the most non-invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments available to enhance your smile; some patients don’t even need anesthetic during the procedure. Tooth bonding is also one of the most affordable smile enhancement options we offer, and the process is so brief it can be completed over a lunch hour.

Bonding is especially useful for fixing several issues at once. For instance, a bonding “tooth makeover” can be done to add height to a tooth that is too short, fill in a small chip, and whiten signs of discoloration due to staining.

Dr. Miyake uses his skill, training, and artistry as a cosmetic dentist to design bonded restorations that are attractive and natural-looking. You can see just how much of a difference a well-performed dental bonding procedure can make in our before and after gallery.

How Dental Bonding Is Performed

During your bonding visit, Dr. Miyake will begin by preparing your tooth through cleanning, micro-etching and the application of bonding resin. This ensures a strong adhesion between your tooth’s surface and the bonding material. Next, the bonding material is applied and sculpted gently until the perfect shape is reached. Lastly, a safe curing light is used to harden the bonding so it looks and feels like your other teeth.

When the process is complete, your new tooth surface will look beautiful and feel like natural enamel. Tooth bonding is not as long lasting as other cosmetic dentistry treatments, and some patients may experience discoloration over time. To get the most from your bondings, brush daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled brush, avoid staining foods, and visit Dr. Miyake for your general dentistry checkups at least twice a year.

To learn more about the benefits of dental bonding, please contact Dr. Greg Miyake today to set up your free personal consultation. We’re proud to be the cosmetic dentistry practice of choice for many Fresno, Clovis, and Madera residents, and we hope you’ll consider us for all your dental needs.