If you are looking for a cosmetic dental treatment that is effective, affordable, and safe for your teeth, tooth bonding can be the solution for you. If your teeth are not looking their best, cosmetic dentistry can enhance your smile’s appearance. You can smile without worry and improve your overall confidence when you are proud of the way your teeth look. Dr. Alan Dechter and Dr. Matthew Moy, dentists in Silver Spring, MD, discuss how cosmetic teeth bonding can help you achieve your dental aesthetic goals.
How can teeth bonding help me?
Teeth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that is used to improve the appearance of your teeth. Teeth can change over time, and if you are unsatisfied with their look, you can use bonding to enhance them. Dental bonding can treat the following cosmetic issues:
- Tooth discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Tooth fractures
- Misshapen teeth
If any of these problems are linked to underlying oral health conditions, your dentist may recommend restorative dental treatment before addressing cosmetic concerns.
What is the bonding process?
Your dentist will determine if tooth bonding is an appropriate cosmetic dental treatment for you during a consultation. If you decide to proceed with bonding, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. The dentist will etch the tooth enamel and apply a resin-like material to your teeth. The resin will harden and adhere to your teeth to fill gaps and improve appearance. The color is designed to blend with your teeth for a beautiful, natural-looking finish. The bonding is sealed with concentrated light in the final step of the process. You will able to return to your normal activities directly following the in-office procedure.
What results should I expect?
Tooth bonding is not permanent. The cosmetic benefits will last three to ten years with proper oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings every six months are part of a good oral hygiene regimen too. Some patients notice slight tooth sensitivity directly following the bonding procedure, but these symptoms fade after a few days.
Cosmetic dentistry available in Silver Spring, MD
Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy offer tooth bonding and other cosmetic dentistry services to patients in Silver Spring, MD. Our practice also specializes in restorative and general dentistry for patients of all ages. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 301.508.9755.