Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

Is Dental Bonding Painful?

July 13, 2022
Posted By: Nicole E Pagonis DDS
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Do you have a broken, stained, or misshapen tooth? If so, your dentist can repair your tooth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Of the many treatments we offer, aesthetic tooth bonding is a painless restorative treatment we offer at the dental office of Dr. Nicole Pagonis. 

Dr. Pagonis is an expert in providing gentle, comprehensive dentistry to patients of all ages. Give us a call today if you have a cracked, chipped, or misshapen tooth you’d like fixed. We are here to help you improve your oral health and have a beautiful smile you’re proud to share with the world! 

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a treatment that involves applying tooth-colored resin to a damaged, misshapen, or discolored tooth. 

Your dentist may recommend dental bonding to:

  • Repair cracked or chipped teeth 
  • Improve the shade of stained or discolored teeth 
  • Fill in gaps or spaces between teeth 
  • Change the size or length of teeth 
  • Alter the shape of teeth 
  • Protect an exposed tooth root due to gum recession

Dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings use the same composite material, which can be a cosmetic alternative to silver amalgam fillings. 

How Does Dental Bonding Work? 

Before any treatment, we perform a comprehensive oral health evaluation, review your medical history, and discuss your needs and goals. Based on this information, we determine which treatment is best for you.

With a dental bonding treatment, your dentist Dr. Pagonis starts by helping you select the composite resin that best matches the color of your tooth. We then roughen the tooth’s surface and apply a conditioning liquid, so the bonding properly adheres to the tooth.

Next, we apply and mold the composite resin, curing the material with a special light. Finally, we finish the treatment by shaping and polishing the bonded tooth, so it looks and feels natural and comfortable. 

Dental Bonding in Los Gatos, CA 

If you have stained or chipped teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office today. We offer various cosmetic and restorative dentistry services in Los Gatos, CA, including dental bonding. 

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you improve your smile! 

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