All About Bonding

Composite Bonding ResinImproving the smiles and self-esteem of our patients is one of the best parts of our job. And often this requires the use of dental bonding, a painless and easy way to restore damaged teeth, or just to improve appearance.

A thin layer of liquid resin is simply brushed onto the tooth and cured with a special light to harden the bond.

Bonding can be used many ways such as to cover stains, fill in chipped areas, repair areas of decay, or fill in spaces between teeth. The bonding resin can be shaped and smoothed to look exactly like natural teeth.

Bonded Porcelain

Have You ever wanted a movie-star smile, but didn’t want to risk crowning or “capping” all your front teeth? We may have a solution in porcelain veneers. These are thin, high-strength veneers of porcelain that, through the technology of bonding, can be applied to the fronts of teeth with very little preparation and often no anesthetic.

But bonding is more than cosmetic.

Sealing Out Decay

The form of bonding known as sealants helps prevent decay in back teeth and is of special benefit to children.

Sealants are clear or lightly tinted plastics that are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These teeth contain deep grooves that trap decay-causing bacteria. Sealants bonded to these teeth can keep out these bacteria—and so keep cavities at bay.

Protecting Exposed Roots

The exposed roots of teeth, commonly caused by gum recession, can be protected by bonding. This not only helps prevent root decay, but it may also make teeth less sensitive to variations in temperature.

If bonding interests you, please feel free to contact us for more information!

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.


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