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By Sweet Tooth Dental
September 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

How your dentist in Kona, HI, can repair your smile with dental bonding

If your smile is suffering a bit from everyday wear-and-tear or bad habits, you can repair your smile. If you have cracks, chips, or defects in your tooth enamel, you can restore your teeth. The answer is a dental bonding treatment! Dentist, Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka, at Sweet Tooth Broken TeethDental in Kona, HI, wants to introduce you to dental bonding, the perfect treatment for a perfect smile!

Dental bonding uses a liquid resin material known as composite. This state-of-the-art material can be matched perfectly to the color of your teeth. It can be sculpted to fit the natural contours of your teeth. Most importantly, it can cover up both small and large imperfections in your smile, giving you the celebrity-perfect smile you’ve been waiting for.

People love dental bonding because it is:

  • Non-invasive; no tooth structure is removed.
  • Pain-free; anesthetic is typically not necessary.
  • Quick; most treatments can be completed in one appointment.

Dental bonding is also the discreet way to improve your smile. A bonding treatment will cover up imperfections, but the material itself will blend seamlessly with your smile.

People choose dental bonding to repair unsightly problems like these:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fracture lines and breaks
  • Discolorations and stains

Dental bonding can also be used to cosmetically improve the look of poorly positioned, twisted, or rotated teeth. A bonding treatment can also lessen the look of tooth overlap and make gaps between your teeth appear smaller and less noticeable.

You can fix the cracks and imperfections in your smile. You can achieve a beautiful, appealing smile. Dental bonding is the answer you’ve been looking for! To get started repairing, restoring, and renewing your smile, call your dentist Dr. Garrett B.K. Oka at Sweet Tooth Dental in Kona, HI, today!

Are you in need of cosmetic bonding or cosmetic dentistry from your Kailua Kona, HI, dentist?dental bonding

Dental bonding is a state of the art restorative procedure in cosmetic dentistry. It's an easy and inexpensive way to fix broken and decayed teeth to give you the beautiful smile you want.


Bonding uses tooth-colored materials called “composite resins,” which consist of a mixture of plastic and glass, to provide translucency and strength, and hide cosmetically unattractive defects. The composite bonds with the rest of your tooth and fixes:

  • Chips
  • Discoloration
  • Minor spacing
  • Irregularities

The Procedure

Composite resins come in a variety of tooth shades for truly lifelike results. Getting a dental bonding doesn't need any laboratory work so your Kailua Kona dentist can finish the procedure in one visit, probably about 30 minutes to an hour.

The procedure consists of:

  • Cleaning the surface of the tooth
  • Etch the surface of your teeth with an acidic gel to open up tiny pores in the surface
  • Rinse off the resin in a well-matched shade of filling
  • A special curing light hardens the bonding material
  • After the first layer is cured, another layer is painted onto your tooth
  • Your dentist builds up the tooth until the restoration has the necessary thickness
  • Your tooth is then shaped using a drill

Taking Care of Your Bondings

Preventative care is key to maintaining your dental health and dental bondings, so make sure you:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once before bed
  • Make sure you visit your dentist twice a year for a routine checkup and dental cleaning
  • Changing your diet to eat less sugars and incorporating healthy foods like apples, and drinking plenty of water to wash away debris

If you have any questions or concerns about dental bondings or cosmetic dentistry in Kailua Kona, HI, then call your doctor at (808) 329-0889.