If you don't like how your smile looks due to cosmetic issues like stains, chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, or misshapen/uneven teeth, the team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care is here to help. Our dentists are experts in cosmetic treatments like dental bonding, and can help you restore your smile and your self-confidence. Contact us now to schedule an appointment with our San Diego office right away.
Dental bonding is a method of cosmetic dentistry that uses a special type of tooth-colored composite resin, which looks and feels just like part of your natural tooth after treatment. This resin is applied directly to your tooth once it’s been prepped, then your dentist at Carmel Mountain Dental Care in Rancho Peñasquitos will shape, sculpt, harden, and trim it to cover up flaws in your tooth and restore its shape and color. Choosing dental bonding has a number of great benefits.
Dental bonding takes only one appointment, and it may take as little as 30 minutes to treat each tooth, so many patients have multiple teeth treated during one appointment, and can enjoy immediate improvements to their smile.
Dental bonding is usually much more affordable compared to porcelain veneers and other methods of correcting uneven or imperfect teeth, so it’s a great choice for restoring your smile if you’re on a budget.
No enamel is removed from your tooth during the dental bonding process, so there’s no need for any numbing needles, sedation, or drilling. Even if you have severe dental anxiety, dental bonding may work for you.
"The team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care saw me same-day when I chipped my front tooth. They relieved my pain and fixed my smile in no time! I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a dental emergency!"
"I have been a patient at CMDC for 3 years now. This place is truly a gem and I will not go anywhere else! I have seen multiple hygienists and two different dentists, they have all treated me with the best care, respect and great service. I have a lot of sensitivity, they keep that in mind and are gentle. They truly go above and beyond for their patients and I no longer dread the dentist! Thank you!"
This depends on how you care for your smile, the location of the tooth, and some other factors. In most cases, your bonded tooth will last between 5-8 years before it requires repair or replacement. However, if you are careful about what you eat and take great care of your teeth, it’s entirely possible for bonded teeth to last up to 10 years or longer.
This is one of the many reasons why you should come to Carmel Mountain Dental Care every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral exam. At this time, your dentist will check your bonded teeth to see if they’re healthy, if there are any cracks in the bonding, and if they need to be replaced. If your dental bonding does need to be replaced, the process is quick, easy, and affordable. It’s very similar to the initial bonding placement process.
Bonding can be used for cosmetic chips that only affect the outer layer of your tooth, but it’s not a good option for severe cracks or chips. If your tooth is severely damaged by oral trauma, your dentist at Carmel Mountain Dental Care will likely recommend a dental crown.
Our same-day CEREC dental crowns are made of porcelain and cover up and protect your entire remaining tooth to prevent further discomfort, damage, and complications. Your crown will last up to 10-20 years or longer, and restore the natural shape and function of the damaged tooth.
Choosing the right dentist for you and your family takes some thought and consideration. Check out our most commonly asked questions to find out more about Carmel Mountain Dental Care, and to help you make your decision.
Yes! With so many fruit juices, snacks and candies, the tooth fairy shouldn’t be the first to examine your child’s teeth! As your local family dentist in Poway, we’ve witnessed the many benefits that pediatric care can have on the quality of a child's life throughout the years. While your child's smile grows and their oral health develops, it’s important to come in for regular checkups and establish a positive relationship with the dentist. At your child’s appointment we are able to track and predict changes in his or her dental health and prepare for more successful memories at the dentist with healthier teeth.
When you come in for your six month exam or cleaning our team is able to review your dental health, observe or predict changes, and use conservative methods to support healthier, stronger smiles for patients of all ages. No matter what your dental needs or concerns may be, we’ll take the time to listen to you and provide a range of treatment options to choose from, so you can feel confident with a treatment uniquely designed for you.
Each regular exam at Carmel Mountain Dental Care takes about 45 minutes to complete. This includes a thorough teeth cleaning, where the teeth are carefully cleaned, polished and rinsed to remove destructive plaque and tartar that can build up over time. Patients also have the chance to talk to Dr. Lee or Dr. Moeckel and ask any questions they have about their oral health. Plus, they can learn tips to improve their oral care routine at home.
Brushing and flossing regularly may not be enough to maintain your optimal dental health. At your six month cleaning or checkup, we provide services that give you another layer of protection:
First visit to Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Schedule your New Patient Appointment today to meet the team and get the quality care you deserve at Carmel Mountain Dental Care. Our New Patient Special includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.