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To Quickly Repair Your Smile, Choose Cosmetic Bonding with Dr. Greg Friedman

January 14, 2015

Shutterstock Lumineers Close UpIs there a little something you’d like to fix about your smile? If the answer is yes, then you should consider cosmetic bonding. Dr. Greg Friedman at Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA, practices the artistry of cosmetic bonding to restore smiles throughout southern California.

With cosmetic bonding, Dr. Friedman can repair a number of smile imperfections including:

  • Stained or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are slightly misaligned
  • Teeth that have a gap in between them
  • Worn teeth that make your smile look uneven

What is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin materials to restore and rebuild damaged or imperfect teeth. With these composite materials, Dr. Friedman can blend colors in order to perfectly match the color of your other teeth. In some case, he may recommend teeth whitening before the bonding process in order to ensure your best smile, and because composite materials are not responsive to teeth whitening gels.

Once you and Dr. Friedman determine that cosmetic bonding is the best option for repairing your smile, you’ll probably only need one appointment for the entire process. First, the dentist will prep for cosmetic bonding by applying a gentle phosphoric acid solution to the surface of the teeth in order to help the bonding material adhere better. Then, he will apply the composite resin layer by layer, shaping, sculpting and hardening each layer with a curing light as it is applied. This process is repeated until the desired appearance is achieved. Finally, the teeth are polished to a natural-looking sheen.

Cosmetic bonding can last for years with proper care. Brush and floss your teeth twice every day as you usually do, and be careful not to bite down on hard objects with teeth that have cosmetic bonding.

Call Our Office Today

If you would like to schedule an appointment for cosmetic bonding, call the office of Mod Squad Dental in San Diego, CA. Dr. Friedman and his staff also serve patients in Scripps Ranch, Poway and Rancho Pensaquitas.

Simple but Effective Results with Cosmetic Bonding

August 20, 2013

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 4:43 pm

cosmetic bondingA beautiful smile will help you enjoy better confidence. Sometimes, though, an accident, injury, or something else can result in teeth that are chipped, cracked, or slightly misaligned. That can put a serious damper on your confidence. But thankfully, renewed confidence can be yours with a cosmetic dentistry service like cosmetic bonding.

What Is Cosmetic Bonding?

Cosmetic bonding transforms teeth using composite resin, the same material used by dentists for tooth-colored fillings. Composite resin is a strong material, and it can be shaded and polished to produce natural-looking results. What’s more, cosmetic bonding is a one-visit procedure. That means that after just a short appointment, you can return to your normal schedule with a beautiful smile.

Here’s what you can expect from your appointment.

First, your San Diego cosmetic dentist will complete a thorough oral exam to determine your needs. If cosmetic bonding is right for you, he can give you the care you need easily, within just one appointment. All he has to do is apply a small amount of composite material to the tooth that needs attention. Then, once the color has been matched to the rest of your smile, he’ll polish it down and put the finishing touches on your procedure. Afterwards, you can leave your San Diego dental office with the restored smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Call your Sandi Diego cosmetic dentist for an appointment or to learn more about cosmetic bonding.