At Dougherty Dental, our dentists and team understand how important it is that you have a smile you feel good in. If you are hiding your teeth, you are missing out on opportunities. To help our patients to improve the aesthetics of their smile, Dr. Paul E. Dougherty and Dr. Scott O. Szotko can use dental bonding in La Jolla, California, to reshape the teeth in a conservative, yet effective way. We have years of experience helping patients to create flawless smiles and we can help you, too.

What is dental bonding?

  • Dental bonding is a process that can reshape the appearance of your teeth. Our dentists will place a composite resin material onto the surface of the tooth structure. The resin is flexible and putty-like when first applied to the tooth. This allows our dentists to shape the resin to fit the tooth, correcting cosmetic flaws in the tooth’s appearance. Once the resin has hardened, we will trim and polish the material, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful restoration to your teeth.

Would I benefit from dental bonding?

  • If you have gaps and spaces in the teeth, our dentists may recommend dental bonding as a fast, easy way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. This treatment can improve misshapen teeth, while lightening stains and discolorations on the teeth. It also can restore cracked and chipped teeth.

Will my teeth look natural?

  • With years of experience, we can match your cosmetic treatment to look like your natural teeth. We can use a resin that matches the precise shade of your teeth to match the look of your natural smile. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.

How long is the treatment?

  • This treatment can be performed with little to no tooth preparation, as dental bonding can typically be performed in just one visit. Your visit with Dr. Dougherty will be quick, effective and comfortable.

If want to improve the appearance of your smile, hiding cosmetic imperfections, we recommend that you schedule your dental bonding appointment at Dougherty Dental at 858-454-2656.