Dental Bonding in Kailua-Kona, HI

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Transform Your Smile With Dental Bonding

Do you find it difficult to be confident in your smile due to damaged or stained teeth? Dental bonding is a quick and safe treatment for teeth with minor cosmetic imperfections.

At Fredric Gaeta, DDS, we’re committed to delivering the highest quality of aesthetic dentistry solutions. To discover if dental bonding is the ideal solution for your cosmetic flaws, read on to learn more about this effective treatment.

 

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding utilizes molded tooth-colored resin that’s fitted over a damaged or stained tooth to enhance its appearance. This resin filling bonds with your teeth for a stable and comfortable fit. Dr. Gaeta will customize the resin to match the shape, size, and color of your natural tooth, allowing it to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Tooth bonding can also be used for teeth fillings instead of amalgam fillings. Contact our Kailua-Kona office to learn more about how dental bonding can help improve the appearance of your teeth and improve your oral health.

 

Benefits of Dental Bonding

There are several unique benefits that dental bonding offers that make it such a popular treatment. Some of these benefits include:

  • Durability
  • Longevity
  • Short procedure time
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Cost-effective

Big smileWhen Dental Bonding is Recommended

If you experience minor cosmetic dental problems that are getting in the way of life, Dr. Gaeta can help. He’ll likely recommend dental bonding if you have any of the following dental issues:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Exposed tooth root

This corrective procedure can help you achieve the bright smile you’ve dreamed of. If you believe dental bonding may be right for you, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at our Kailua-Kona office by calling (808) 329-3314.

 

The Dental Bonding Process

The dental bonding procedure takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth to complete. You’re not likely to need an anesthetic for this procedure, but it depends on your individual treatment plan. Dr. Gaeta will determine this and more at your initial consultation.

First, your tooth will be prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the tooth’s surface, followed by the application of bonding liquid. After the liquid sets, the tooth-colored resin is applied to the tooth’s problem area and sculpted into shape.

After the resin hardens, it’ll then be trimmed and smoothed for a more natural appearance. Dr. Gaeta may also polish your tooth if necessary to ensure it mimics the look of a natural tooth. Once this is complete, you’re ready to smile with confidence!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dental bonding painful?
Is dental bonding permanent?
What if my bonding breaks?
Is dental bonding painful?

Not only is dental bonding a revolutionary cosmetic procedure, but it’s also a virtually painless one. The area of the tooth where the bonding is placed isn’t sensitive, so you typically won’t require anesthesia for this procedure. If you suffer from dental anxiety or a fear of the dentist, let Dr. Gaeta know and he’ll discuss your dental sedation options to ensure your procedure goes smoothly.

Is dental bonding permanent?

Despite the durability of the tooth-colored resin, dental bonding isn’t a permanent fix. For most patients, the bonding material will need to be replaced after three to five years. However, with proper oral health habits and biannual visits to our Kailua-Kona office, this treatment may last up to 10 years.

What if my bonding breaks?

If your dental bonding breaks or chips, contact our Kailua-Kona office as soon as possible. The bonding generally can be easily patched or repaired in one visit. However, broken bonding leaves your tooth exposed to potential bacteria or cavities. It’s best to have them fixed immediately to avoid any complications.

Restore Your Teeth Fast

Dental bonding has helped many patients around the world restore the look and function of their teeth. When you’re ready to fix your cosmetic dental imperfections, Dr. Gaeta is ready to help. Schedule an appointment at our Kailua-Kona office by calling (808) 329-3314 or filling out an online form. We look forward to helping you achieve a perfect smile!

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