Do you have a chipped or cracked tooth? Maybe you want to whiten discolored or stained teeth. Tooth bonding is a quick and easy solution to cosmetic dental problems that many patients face.
If you are looking for a solution to address any of these imperfections, dental bonding can be implemented to cover discolored teeth, restore misshapen teeth, fix the appearance of damaged teeth, and fix gaps between teeth. For the most natural-looking and durable result, we use a composite resin material that can be molded and color-matched to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Dr. Sahil Goyal can complete your tooth bonding procedure in just one visit to the Frederick Center for Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland. Call 301.264.5680 or request a consultation with our dentists on our website.
The Tooth Bonding Procedure
Before treatment, Dr. Goyal will go over your oral health history, budget, 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 a biocomposite material is shaped and sculpted onto the tooth. The material is molded to the desired shape and size and then color-matched. Dr. Goyal then uses a curing light for the final cosmetic restoration.
Dental Bonding FAQs
Is dental bonding better than dental veneers?
Dental bonding and dental veneers can be used for 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 almost always recommended 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. Dental bonding may be used instead of braces to cosmetically fix a single crooked tooth or two, as long as it has been determined that there are 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?
No, however, with the right oral care, tooth bonding can last patients for up to ten years. If you would like a more permanent cosmetic solution, Dr. Goyal can help you explore your options.