What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a simple, conservative dental treatment used to correct multiple cosmetic dental flaws. A perfect solution for those who want to improve their smile, dental bonding is one of the easiest treatments offered at our dental office. Unlike veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments, bonding requires little to no tooth preparation. In fact, dental bonding is completely painless and can often be completed in just one visit to our dental office.  Dental bonding in Escondido, California may be suggested by our talented dentists, Dr. McDonald and Dr. Mallakis, to improve the following:

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  • Teeth with chips or cracks
  • Broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discoloration or deep-rooted stains on teeth
  • Teeth with gaps or spaces


How is dental bonding done?

To enhance your smile with dental bonding, Dr. McDonald or Dr. Mallakis will pick out a shade of composite resin, which is a durable, plastic material. At Lifetime Smiles, we are able to custom match the color of composite resin to your natural smile. If necessary, the tooth is then prepared through a light etching process that will allow the material to form a stronger bond with the surface of your teeth. When first applied, the composite resin is malleable and soft. This allows Dr. McDonald and Dr. Mallakis to shape and smooth the composite resin until it reaches an ideal shape and texture. Your dental bond is then hardened with a special light and any final adjustments are made. Once completed, the dental bonding is polished to a beautiful shine. When taken care of properly, dental bonding can last for many years.  We invite you to further discover the benefits of dental bonding by contacting our dental office today at 760-747-1811. We look forward to enhancing your smile!


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