Cosmetic dentistry

Unfortunately, there may come a time when a tooth becomes cracked, chipped, or broken and requires more extensive work to repair it. Before, that procedure involved having custom veneers created in a laboratory. That process required a mold to be made, sent to a manufacturer, and then the turnaround time for the veneers to come back.

Now, Elite Dental has a brand-new way to repair damaged teeth, the Empress Dental Bonding approach. Unlike veneers, dental bonding in Fountain Valley, CA can be performed in-house and is quicker, cheaper and just as effective.

How It Works

Empress has spent years developing their unique leucite glass-ceramic bonding material. That material is then applied to the affected area after some preparation steps like etching and applying a conditioning liquid. Once the resin is applied, Dr. Azi will shape and mold the resin as well as smoothing it. An ultraviolet light hardens the resin and makes it suitable for further shaping. A final step of cosmetic trimming and shaping contours the bonding agent to the shape of your tooth, and a polish matches the luster.

Downside

Whenever a product or procedure is cheaper and quicker than its predecessor, there are usually a couple drawbacks, and the same is true with dental bonding in Fountain Valley. Even though Elite Dental has chosen the best available product on the market, it will deteriorate over time and require repairs in the future. Habits such as biting your fingernails, chewing on ice or pens, or eating hard foods can chip the bonding and decrease its longevity.

Weighing the Options

Our Fountain Valley residents are some smart cookies, so we like to present them with all the options here at Elite Dental. When it comes to repairing a broken tooth, we want you to weight the options of veneers vs. bonding and decide what fits you best. While veneers last longer, they are also more expensive, and that’s why we offer Empress bonding repairs. If you’d prefer a cheaper option that may require more long-term maintenance, then dental bonding in Fountain Valley, CA is for you.

Whatever you decide on, we’re here to help get you back to a happy, healthy smile.

Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.