Alan M. Howard, DMD Yonatan Howard, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry
17071 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a non-invasive way to change the color or shape of your teeth. Drs. Howard and Howard will use a shade guide to select a resin or porcelain color that will match the color of your teeth. Next, the surface of your teeth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid will be applied, as this helps the bonding materials stick to the tooth. During the bonding process, our skilled dentists attach materials like porcelain or resins directly to your teeth. This material is then molded and smoothed to its desired shape. We will then fuse the natural tooth enamel together with the bonding materials using an ultraviolet light or laser. After the material is fused and hardened, the dentists will do any additional shaping as necessary and polish it.

Do I need dental bonding?

If you have any of the following conditions, dental bonding in Encino, California, might be for you:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Short or worn teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Receding gums

For more information about dental bonding and how it can help your smile, please call The Dental Office of Encino today!