Composite Bonding Specialist

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Shine Dental

Swapna Raveendranath, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fremont, CA

Repairing a discolored, chipped, or fractured tooth boosts your confidence and keeps your smile looking beautiful. In Fremont, California, Shine Dental offers quick, simple, and affordable composite bonding to perfect smiles. With her wealth of cosmetic dentistry experience, Swapna Raveendranath, DDS, can help you achieve a smile you’re proud to show off. Call the office or book your appointment online for customized care.

Composite Bonding Q & A

What is composite bonding?

The American Dental Association recommends composite bonding, a treatment that began over 50 years ago. By applying a tooth-colored composite, many tooth faults seem to disappear. At Shine Dental, composite bonding corrects many tooth issues including:

  • Cracks or fractures
  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Short teeth

Dr. Raveendranath at Shine Dental offers composite bonding as a less expensive and less time-consuming treatment for a beaming smile.

Is composite bonding right for everyone?

If you have a front tooth that has a crack, is discolored, or is shorter than the tooth or teeth next to it, composite bonding may be a perfect cosmetic dentistry service for you. It also strengthens and perfects your natural teeth, making it a great solution for front teeth that have worn enamel.

Not everyone benefits from composite bonding. If you want an underbite or overbite corrected, composite bonding doesn’t help. Composite bonding provides a cosmetic solution for problems with front teeth. For example, complex chips or gaps may require more in-depth procedures, such as a crown, instead of composite bonding.

During your composite bonding consultation, the team at Shine Dental can explain whether this is the right procedure for you or alternatives.

What happens during a composite bonding appointment?

During your appointment, the Shine Dental experts prepare your teeth by scraping and filing the top layer of your teeth. Once they prepare your teeth, they apply a glue known as a bonding agent to your teeth. The composite, usually resin, adheres to your tooth. Dr. Raveendranath seals the bond with a special light, and then shapes and smoothes the composite to match your other teeth.

Does composite bonding hurt?

Composite bonding doesn’t hurt any more than a regular cleaning. While the procedure doesn’t cause any pain, many patients feel anxious about having the treatment done. The Shine Dental team makes sure that you are comfortable throughout, and the procedure takes less than an hour. Once complete, there is no recovery time needed; you have a renewed smile that is ready to be shown off.

How long does composite bonding last?

Your new smile can last for several years with proper care, such as:

  • Not biting down on hard foods
  • Regular dental checkups
  • Routine flossing and brushing
  • Improving gum strength with a special mouthwash

Dr. Raveendranath recommends avoiding food and drink which stain your teeth like coffee, tea, and blueberries. Composite bonds aren’t stain-resistant like veneers. Shine Dental keeps your composites looking clean and healthy and gives you professional tips to keep your mouth looking its best.

To learn more about composite bonding, call Shine Dental for your appointment or use the online booking tool to schedule.