Dental Bonding in Encinitas

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what is dental bonding?

Dental bonding or tooth bonding is the application of composite resin material on the teeth’s enamel to rectify dental imperfections. Dentists typically recommend the procedure for repairing minor chips and cracks on the teeth. They can also use dental bonding to close uneven gaps between teeth and cover tiny stains on the teeth for a seamless smile. Contact us today to learn more about our dental bonding services.

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Examination & Preliminaries

Dental bonding begins with a thorough examination of your teeth by one of our licensed dentists. The examination will check the extent of your dental imperfections to determine whether dental bonding suits your case. Preliminary activities like using a local or topical anesthetic are necessary for patients with pain hypersensitivity.


Preparation & Application of Bonding Material

Preparation for dental bonding involves applying dilute etching acid on the surface of the enamel. The etching acid creates microscopic bumps on the tooth’s surface, increasing the surface area for adherence with the composite resin. Next, the dentist will carefully apply the composite resin to the affected area to correct the imperfections.


curing of the bonded material

After applying the composite resin to the teeth, the dentist will use a special laser to cure it. Exposing the bonding material to this laser hardens it and makes it adhere better to the tooth. The process only takes a couple of seconds at most.


Final Touches

Dental bonding ends with a few finishing touches. The dentist will use dental instruments to shape the bonded area, ensuring it matches the tooth’s natural contours. They’ll also use a toothbrush and gritty toothpaste to polish the tooth, giving it a natural sheen. After the procedure, the dentist will give you tips for caring for your bonded teeth before sending you home.


Our priority is to keep you informed, every step of the way. Here are a few questions that our patients frequently ask.

What Oral Issues Does Dental Bonding Address?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment for fixing dental imperfections, including small chips and small cracks in the teeth. Dentists may also recommend bonding for reducing large gaps between teeth and treating minor to moderate dental decay. It’s also an inexpensive way for covering specks of staining and discoloration on the teeth.

How Long Does This Treatment Last?

The longevity of dental bonding depends on several factors, but it usually lasts for three to ten years. Some factors influencing the lifespan of dental bonding include the type of bonded tooth. Incisors and molars are more prone to wear and tear, which compromises the lifespan of the dental bonding. Proper oral hygiene habits also help prolong the longevity of dental bonding.

Am I a Good candidate for Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple, minimally invasive procedure suitable for anyone with proper dental and oral health. However, the treatment is especially ideal for individuals with minor dental decay and cosmetic imperfections like chips, cracks, and stains. You might also need dental nodding if you have uneven spaces between your teeth.

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At Moonlight Beach Dental, we believe that quality dental care shouldn’t break the bank. That’s why we’ve created the Moonlight Beach Dental Savings Plan. This membership is a yearly treatment plan that saves you over $800 every year on dental services that you need to keep a beautiful, healthy smile.