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Jean E. Barthman, DDS
801 Brewster Ave<br/> Ste 255
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: (650) 367-4967

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Meet Dr. Barthman

Dr. BarthmanBeauty, Health and Comfort. These words best describe the office of Dr. Barthman. Because of her years of experience and education, she possesses the latest knowledge and techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve optimal results.

Dr. Barthman is a Member of

  • American Dental Association
  • Las Vegas Institute for
  • Advanced Dental Studies

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Above all else, Dr. Barthman wants for you to have a beautiful, new smile. Prevention is the key to staying healthy and so we recommend the following tips to get you on your way:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
  • Chew sugarless gum instead of sugary varieties.
  • Floss daily and if possible, after every meal.
  • Prevent plaque and cavities by reducing your daily intake of sweet snacks.
  • Schedule a cleaning and oral examination with Dr. Barthman once a year.

 

What to Expect during the Dental Bonding Procedure

May 02, 2017 @ 12:00 PM -- by Dr. Jean Barthman

A woman undergoing dental bondingMany people who wish to improve the appearance of their smile benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatments. The dental bonding procedure is relatively simple and requires little preparation, making it a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Requiring only about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, the dental bonding procedure can enhance the smile in a single appointment. Contact Redwood City, CA dentist Jean E. Barthman to find out if dental bonding treatment is right for you. In the meantime, read on to learn more about the dental bonding procedure.

The Dental Bonding Procedure

During dental bonding treatment, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin is used to mask dental flaws and improve the overall appearance of the smile. Dental bonding treatment is a painless procedure that generally doesn't require anesthesia. When undergoing dental bonding, one or more teeth may be treated to transform the smile. Treatment generally proceeds as follows. 

Before Dental Bonding Begins 

Dental bonding treatment begins with thoroughly cleaning the teeth and removing any areas of decay, if necessary. At this time, a shade guide will be used to match the composite resin to the natural color of the teeth or, if being used to whiten the teeth, a brighter shade of white may be chosen.

Preparing the Teeth for Bonding

Once the teeth are clean and the desired color of composite resin is determined, the teeth may be prepared for the bonding process. To prepare the teeth for dental bonding, a special solution is brushed onto the teeth. This liquid roughens the surface of the teeth to ensure adhesion of the bonding material to the teeth.

Applying the Tooth-colored Resin

After the surface of the teeth is prepared, the dental bonding resin is directly applied to the treated teeth. This putty-like resin is then molded and shaped to the desired size and appearance. Once the desired look is achieved, the resin is harden, or “cured,” using a special dental light. After the resin is fully hardened, it will be further trimmed, finely shaped, and polished to complete the treatment process.

What Conditions Does Dental Bonding Treat?

Dental bonding may be used to address a variety of cosmetic dental problems and minor damage. Dental bonding may be used to treat such conditions as:

  • Minor dental chips or cracks
  • Tooth decay
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Teeth that are too large or too small

Candidates for Dental Bonding

Ideal candidates for dental bonding should have relatively healthy gums and teeth. Candidates may suffer from one or more of the conditions discussed previously, such as tooth discoloration, gaps between the teeth, or minor dental chips.

Is Dental Bonding Right for You?

Dental bonding can transform the smile in a single, pain-free dental appointment. For more information about dental bonding, or to find out if you're a candidate, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Barthman at your earliest convenience.