Dental Bonding, Shaping & Conturing
in Laguna Hills

Reshape and Restore Your Smile

Bonding, Shaping, & Contouring

Dental bonding is one of the fastest and most affordable cosmetic treatments. In combination with shaping and contouring, dental bonding helps patients improve their smiles if cosmetic issues like minor chips, misshapen teeth, or stains are keeping them from confidence. Call us today if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimball!

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Dental bonding is affordable, non-invasive, and the results can last for years.

The results look and feel completely natural.

It is easy to continue to care for your teeth by brushing and flossing as usual.

Easily boost your confidence and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

The bonding, shaping, and contouring procedure is quick and pain-free.

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Dental bonding is affordable, non-invasive, and the results can last for years.

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The results look and feel completely natural.

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 It is easy to continue to care for your teeth by brushing and flossing as usual.

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Easily boost your confidence and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

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The bonding, shaping, and contouring procedure is quick and pain-free.

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What is dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is an efficient, non-invasive treatment that will give you a more aesthetically-pleasing smile. The bonding process involves placing a special dental resin directly onto one of your teeth, then molding and shaping it to improve the tooth’s shape, color, and overall appearance.

The process usually takes only 30-60 minutes to treat each tooth, so many patients opt to have multiple teeth bonded at once. The dental resin will match your teeth perfectly, and once it is applied directly to your tooth, Dr. Kimball will use special tools to sculpt it into the proper overall shape, then harden it using a UV light. Bonding treatment is non-invasive and it usually does not require your mouth to be numbed, which makes it a great option if you are nervous about cosmetic surgery or invasive procedures.

What are the Pros & cons

Of Dental Bonding

Just like any other dental treatment, dental bonding has its advantages as well as its drawbacks. One of the primary benefits of dental bonding is that it’s completely non-invasive. None of your enamel has to be removed during the process of treating your tooth, so the treatment can even be reversed, if desired, unlike with veneers

This also means that dental bonding causes little-to-no discomfort. Most people do not even need to have their mouth numbed when they undergo the dental bonding procedure. 

Additionally, dental bonding offers fast results. You can have multiple teeth bonded in a single session at the office of Stan Kimball, DDS, and you don’t have to visit us for multiple appointments. It’s affordable, too. Bonding is usually much cheaper than alternatives like veneers.
However, this procedure does have some drawbacks. It’s not as durable and long-lasting as some other treatments like veneers or cosmetic crowns. Compared to these treatments, it’s more prone to cracking, wear & tear, and becoming dislodged from the tooth. 

Bonding also is not as versatile as alternative treatments like cosmetic crowns and veneers. For example, it may not be a good option for restoring a seriously discolored tooth, because the bonding resin is not usually as thick as a crown or a veneer.
It’s best to discuss the pros and cons of any dental procedure with an experienced dentist like Dr. Stan Kimball, and dental bonding is no exception. Schedule an appointment now to see if this procedure is right for you.

How Long Does

Dental Bonding Last?

The lifespan of dental bonding can vary greatly depending on the amount of bonding material used, the location of your tooth, and how well you care for your teeth at home. In most cases, you can expect your bonded tooth to last up to 10 years, but it’s not uncommon for bonding to last longer.

This means that dental bonding has a shorter overall lifespan than most other types of cosmetic treatments. Veneers, for example, usually last 10-20 years or longer, and cosmetic crowns can last even longer than that. Still, due to the lower cost of bonding, it’s a good budget alternative to these treatments.

how do I care for

My Bonded teeth?

The most important thing to do is maintain good at-home dental hygiene habits. Make sure that you are brushing at least twice per day and flossing once per day. 

In addition, seeing Dr. Stan Kimball and the team at our office for a teeth cleaning and oral exam every six months will help ensure that your smile is healthy and strong.

We also recommend avoiding things that may damage your bonded tooth. This includes eating very hard foods (popcorn kernels, ice, almonds, etc.) with your front teeth. You should also never chew on non-food objects such as your fingernails, pencils, and pens, since this can cause premature wear & tear.

You also should never use your teeth as tools to do things like hold objects, tear tape, or open packages. This can damage your natural teeth as well as your bonded teeth.

Related Treatments

Shaping & Contouring

Bonding is one aspect of restoring your smile with this procedure. You may also need shaping and contouring if adjacent teeth need to be altered. These steps are taken to remove a small amount of enamel from your adjacent teeth to improve the overall appearance of your smile and ensures that it looks seamless after bonding treatment. Only a very small amount of enamel is removed, so shaping and contouring do not affect the integrity or health of your teeth in any way. The result is a smile that looks completely even, beautiful, and bright.

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