The beauty and ease of dental bonding to boost your smile

Dental bonding is one of the most conservative, fastest and easiest ways to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. When your teeth look better, the smile that plays a central role in the overall aesthetics of your face, gives you a tremendous confidence boost. We don’t need to tell you that your smile is one of the first things that people notice when they meet you and when they converse with you. We want you to carry yourself with the utmost confidence and poise. With that, we’re here to help you create the best version of yourself.

Dr. Klara N. Efner and our team at Serene Dentistry Ventura get great satisfaction from seeing our patients walk taller and carry themselves with confidence and pride following cosmetic care at our office in Ventura, California. Dr. Efner is as adept at large and complex full-mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers as she is at enhancing a tooth, few or all of the teeth in your “smile zone,” with composite bondings. 

Get to know dental bonding

Whether inherently or over time, there are multiple factors that can result in cosmetic imperfections in your smile zone. Some of the contributing factors include: stubborn stains, chips, craze lines or cracks, old failing restorations, trauma, gaps or uneven spacing between the teeth, and others. Patients will commonly visit us because they have been unhappy with the appearance of their front teeth or perhaps someone brought it to their attention. They may have wanted to do something about it for a long time, but they either didn’t feel comfortable due to previous poor experiences or they didn’t understand their options or sometimes they weren’t aware it’s even possible. We live up to our name at Serene Dentistry Ventura and are here for you! We can disguise these and other aesthetic imperfections with the conservative dental bonding process.

The process is minimally-invasive, gentle, efficient and valuable. As with all services at our office, Dr. Efner will first listen to your concerns, discuss the things you like about your smile and the things you perhaps would like to improve. Following that she will present your treatment plan options.  She will also confirm that your concerns are truly cosmetic in nature and are not rooted in dental problems that may require disease control and mitigation.

If she determines that composite resin bonding is the appropriate option for you, the process and expectations will be explained to you in more detail. With proper case selection, chairside-placed composite resin bondings as an alternative to laboratory-fabricated porcelain veneers, can be a great solution for your case and they look, feel and function like natural tooth structure. As Dr. Efner precisely shapes the material, the imperfections that bothered you, are disguised. Once the cosmetic concern has disappeared behind the resin, she bonds the material to the tooth and sets it with a curing light. Due to meticulously executed bonding techniques and using the most advanced materials on the market, the treated tooth is strong, and the composite is secure.

Shape, characteristics and color matching to adjacent tooth structure or adjacent teeth requires a great deal of skill and artistry. Dr. Efner prides herself in taking multiple advanced continuing education courses and workshops on these and other procedures several times per year, and cosmetic enhancements are one of her favorite procedures to perform. She has received multiple compliments from satisfied patients on her artistic eye and precise skillset.

Bonding can be completed in just one visit. With proper care, it can last for many years. The process is well-tolerated because it is minimally-invasive and preserves most if not all of your remaining natural tooth structure. Since the procedure is conservative and minimally-invasive, it is also reversible and does not require the commitment of more invasive, usually irreversible procedures. However, when appropriate, we will always discuss alternatives with you. Notably, porcelain veneers are a great option in certain cases because when done correctly and using sophisticated techniques, they can closely mimic the natural enamel and are incredibly resilient, when you have more advanced tooth destruction or higher esthetics demands.

Experience the beauty and ease of bonding

Call (805) 653-1599 today to schedule your smile consultation. Our office is located in Ventura, CA. We are privileged to serve the oral health needs of individuals and families from Ventura, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Camarillo and the surrounding areas.