Pediatric Dental Bonding in Costa Mesa, CA

Pediatric dental bonding is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive treatment that can significantly improve your child's oral health. It involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the affected tooth, which is then hardened using a special light. This procedure is particularly beneficial for children who have chipped, broken, or decayed teeth. Besides restoring the tooth's function, dental bonding also enhances its appearance, making it almost indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth. With proper care, the results can last for several years.

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Why should I get Pediatric Dental Bonding?

If your child has a tooth that's chipped, broken, or decayed, pediatric dental bonding can be a lifesaver. It not only restores the tooth's function, but also its appearance, boosting your child's self-confidence. Moreover, the procedure is quick, often completed in a single visit, and involves minimal discomfort. It's also less expensive compared to other restorative procedures like crowns or veneers. Dental bonding is a great way to ensure your child's oral health without causing them unnecessary stress or anxiety.

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Dental bonding is one of the least expensive and quickest dental procedures.

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The Benefits of Pediatric Dental Bonding

Improved Appearance

Pediatric dental bonding can significantly enhance the appearance of your child's teeth. The resin used in the procedure is matched to the color of the surrounding teeth, resulting in a natural-looking finish. This can boost your child's self-esteem, especially if they've been self-conscious about their smile.

Quick and Painless

One of the main advantages of pediatric dental bonding is that it's quick and painless. The procedure typically takes less than an hour per tooth and is often completed in a single visit. This means your child won't have to endure multiple trips to the dentist. Additionally, the procedure involves minimal discomfort, making it an excellent option for children who are anxious about dental visits.

Long-lasting Results

With proper care, the results of pediatric dental bonding can last for several years. This makes it a cost-effective solution for addressing various dental issues. However, it's important to note that the bonding material isn't as strong as natural teeth, so your child should avoid biting on hard objects to prevent damage.

The Pediatric Dental Bonding Treatment Process

Preparation

The first step in the dental bonding process is preparation. The dentist will choose a shade of resin that closely matches your child's teeth. Then, the surface of the affected tooth is roughened to ensure the bonding material adheres properly.

Application of Bonding Material

Next, the dentist will apply the bonding material to the tooth. They will mold and smooth the resin until it's the right shape. This step requires precision and skill to ensure the bonded tooth looks natural and blends seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

Hardening and Polishing

Once the dentist is satisfied with the shape of the resin, they will use a special light to harden it. This process, known as curing, bonds the resin to the tooth, making it strong and durable. Finally, the dentist will polish the bonded tooth until it matches the sheen of the rest of the teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Can I eat and drink normally after dental bonding?

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Yes, you can resume normal eating and drinking immediately after the bonding procedure. However, it's advisable to avoid biting on hard objects or using your teeth to open packages to prevent damage to the bonded area.

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