Teeth Bonding Frederick, MD

Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Maybe you want to whiten a single discolored or stained tooth. Dental bonding is a quick and easy solution to cosmetic dental problems that many patients face. A teeth bonding treatment can address many imperfections.

Dental bonding can:

  • Cover discolored teeth
  • Fix a chipped tooth
  • Restore misshapen teeth
  • Replace dental fillings
  • Fix the appearance of damaged teeth
  • Fix gaps between teeth

We use a tooth-colored composite resin compound for the most natural-looking results. The dentist hand-sculpts the dental bonding so that it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Dr. Sahil Goyal can complete your tooth bonding procedure in just one visit to the Frederick Center for Dentistry. Call 301-264-5680 or request a consultation with our dentists on our website.

Dental Bonding in Frederick, MD

The Tooth Bonding Procedure

Before the bonding procedure, Dr. Goyal will go over your oral health history, and goals to ensure that tooth bonding is right for you. He will prepare the tooth receiving treatment by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. Then he will shape and sculpt a biocomposite compound onto the tooth. He will make sure to mold it to the desired shape and size before using a curing light to set it in place.

Is Dental Bonding Right For You?

We always want to ensure that you get the perfect treatment for your needs. That’s why we always schedule a consultation to create a treatment plan before moving forward with anything. We perform a full dental exam to discuss your goals, needs, and more. Dental bonding treats many of the same concerns as porcelain veneers, but in a more temporary capacity.

Bonding is one of the few cost-effective dental restorations that’s removable. This means that more patients are eligible for the dental bonding treatment option. Because it’s temporary, dental bonding can fix chipped teeth and other concerns, even in children. Even though children’s mouths are still growing and changing, dental bonding won’t hinder oral development.

Dental bonding takes care of many aesthetic dental problems, especially in a more restorative capacity. However, it may not be durable enough to treat certain conditions or issues. For instance, dental bonding can help broken teeth, but not if too much of the natural tooth structure is missing. Other restorations, like dental crowns, are sometimes the only thing that can help you avoid losing your tooth.

Teeth Bonding Versatility

One of the best parts about dental bonding is its malleability. Because we can mold it into different shapes easily, it can treat all sorts of concerns. The bonding resin can be a thin layer covering a discolored tooth so that it lays flush with the rest of your teeth. We can also mold the compound so that it fills out a section of your tooth that broke off.

Bonding can treat problems both large and small too. We can always use more bonding resin and color-match it to the rest of your teeth. Whether you have a tiny cosmetic chip or you’re covering your whole tooth, it’s not a problem. We’ll ensure that we have the right amount of bonding composite resin to completely fix your concerns.

Dental Bonding FAQs

Is dental bonding better than dental veneers?

Dental bonding and dental veneers have similar purposes but vary in price and longevity. Dental bonding is more temporary, while dental veneers are a permanent fix to most cosmetic dental issues. We will help you determine which is best for you at your dental exam. Tooth bonding is great for younger patients who are still growing or may have changing needs over time.

Can I use dental bonding to fix crooked teeth?

Everything depends on the result you are looking for. For example, dental bonding can replace braces to cosmetically fix a single crooked tooth or two. As long as there’s no underlying bite-related problems. However, if you require orthodontic services, such as Invisalign, that option is more suited for multiple crooked teeth.

Is tooth bonding permanent?

Tooth bonding is not permanent. However, with the right oral care, tooth bonding can last for up to ten years. Tooth bonding may need touch-ups, repairs, or replacement over time. If you would like a more permanent cosmetic solution, Dr. Goyal can help you explore your options.

What can you not do with teeth bonding?

You should avoid doing things like chewing on pens or ice cubes after getting bonding on your tooth. Excessive consumption of hard foods and candies might also harm your bond. In general, these foods are also bad for your natural teeth, so it’s best to stay away from them as a whole.

How long does teeth bonding last?

Depending on the location of the bonded tooth, your bite, and your eating habits, bonding on teeth can last between 4 and 8 years. After bonding, it’s best to refrain from biting directly into food, especially if it’s a hard snack that could damage the bond.

How strong are bonded teeth?

Tooth enamel is more durable than dental bonding. However, bonding can still withstand the pressure of a day’s work without breaking. With proper maintenance, dental bonding can last up to 10 years.

What foods should I avoid after bonding?

Dental bonding can stain over time. The composite resin is particularly prone to staining. Thus, you should avoid things that might alter the color of tooth enamel. These include red wine, coffee, berries, tea, tomato sauce, and other acidic and deeply colored foods and drinks.

To repair your teeth using tooth bonding, call our Frederick dental office at 301-264-5680. You can also schedule your appointment online with our experienced dental professionals.