About Dental Bonding
Dental bonding uses a substance comprised of resin that is bonded onto the teeth to fix cosmetic issues. Beachwood Dental's team of accomplished dentists offer dental bonding to fill in gaps in the teeth, fix chipped or broken teeth, reshape too small teeth or misalignment, as well as brighten the overall color of the teeth. Many of our Los Alamitos, CA patients have seen quick, noticeable results from undergoing dental bonding to restore the appearance of their teeth and present a healthier smile. Dental bonding is one of the simplest ways to cosmetically enhance the appearance of the teeth, and our dentists would be happy to individually meet with each patient to assess their aesthetic dental goals.
"Anyone who is hesitant about these five stars review, HAVE NO FEAR. I would 10/10 recommend this clinic to ANYONE who asks (or doesn't). I was in town for my wedding and I visited my dentist in the area to get my final Invisalign check/retainers. I also wanted to straighten out my front tooth because it had chipped in the Invisalign process since I used to bite my nails. It made me super self conscious especially since I was going to be taking a ton of photos for my wedding this weekend and it had been bothering me since I got my attachments taken off. I had asked my dental clinic if they could even it out, but the dentist was not in so they weren't able to do anything for me... I was definitely 110% freaking out and so so sad. My dental office referred me to Beachwood Dental and Dr. Todd answered the phone. He so willingly accepted me last minute and really tried to work around my hectic schedule. I was late since I was running last minute errands and didn't expect them to take me so quickly (I called Thursday early afternoon, they told me to come in later that afternoon!). They were still able to fit me in with such warm attitudes and smiles. Dr. Todd, Stacy, and everyone in the office were so lovely, really (& I definitely don't say that lightly). They were able to fix me up (I couldn't even tell the difference!!!) and sent me on my way. I am forever thankful to this awesome team and appreciate you all (even if Dr. Todd is a USC fan...GO BRUINS). Thank you, Beachwood Dental!!!!"- H.S. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2018
"Mary Ann and the front desk staff are always on time and provide friendly reminders. Been using Dr Brown for over 25 years and very pleased with his work."- R.H. / Google / Sep 17, 2018
"Great friendly service so far for teeth cleaning, xrays, and checkup.. On time for appts."- I.J. / Google / Sep 13, 2018
"Love love BeachWood dental!! I finally have a dental family that I can call home for all mine and my husbands needs. The dentists and staff are so friendly and welcoming. They’re even calming and comforting for people like me who get nervous when I go in. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dentist!! JullieG~"- J.G. / Google / Aug 18, 2018
"The hygienist only uses the "Scraponater" (the ultrasonic tooth cleaner/scraper) on the heavy deposits not for the whole cleaning job. That thing feels like I'm scraping my teeth on a blackboard. The cleaning job is almost always done completely by hand. Then there is the digital X-Ray machine. Precious little radiation compared to the regular kind and the view is almost 3D. Teeth all bright and shiny, quick and painless. What more can you ask for?"- D.K. / Yelp / Aug 18, 2018
What to Expect
Dental bonding and contouring is usually fast and pain-free for most patients, so it can be performed in our dentist's office with little or no numbing. To prepare the tooth for proper bonding, our dentist will etch the top layer of the tooth and apply a conditioning gel. Before it is applied, the resin itself is matched to the patient's natural tooth color and is carefully painted on to the enamel. A special light is used to harden and cure the resin until the resin covers the treatment area. Once the resin is set, our dentist can polish and buff the surface of the tooth to make the bonded tooth smooth and even. The natural teeth can also be polished and contoured with special dental instruments to remove sharp edges and even out the tops of the teeth.
Patients may find that their newly bonded and contoured teeth feel a little unusual at first, but they will gradually become accustomed to the new shape and feeling. To prolong the life of dental bonding, patients should attend regular dental visits for cleanings and exams as well as maintain a good oral hygiene routine with brushing and flossing. After bonding and contouring treatments, patients should avoid staining foods and drinks, as well as smoking and wear on the teeth. With good care, bonding and contouring can last 3 – 10 years before another treatment may be needed to maintain results.
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Quick, Easy Fixes
For significant cosmetic improvement, our office offers dental bonding to fix chipped, fractured, decayed, and discolored teeth in a single visit. The composite resin is easily bonded to the tooth to conceal and strengthen the tooth while seamlessly matching the color of the natural teeth. Talk to one of our dentists today about using bonding to enhance your smile and dental health.