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Tooth Bonding Silver Spring, MD

Dechter & Moy Dentistry offers tooth bonding in Silver Spring MD. Tooth bonding is an effective and economical treatment option for repairing minor tooth damage and addressing minor cosmetic dental concerns.

Completed in one visit, tooth bonding can often be the perfect solution for younger patients or adult patients who would like to address concerns, without the larger investment of time and money required when placing veneers.

Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy can use tooth bonding to enhance the beauty of your smile while improving your oral health. We can restore, enhance and even transform the appearance of your smile.

Today’s materials provide color matching and superior bonding capability for a beautiful result. With the skillful application of the composite resin material used for tooth bonding, your smile will be as comfortable as ever.

Although not considered a permanent restoration, tooth bonding can last for 10 or more years with good oral hygiene and regular dental care.

How Dental Bonding Works

During your visit, your dentist will examine your teeth and determine if your damaged teeth are caused by a more complex dental problem like TMD, teeth grinding, or tooth decay. We will address any underlying issues before proceeding. Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy may suggest the need for a general or restorative dentistry service to improve the health of your smile.

If dental bonding is the right choice to repair your smile, we will begin by removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel to prepare the tooth for bonding. We will then apply a tooth-colored resin onto the tooth.

To match the aesthetic of your natural smile, Dr. Moy will skillfully sculpt and color match the tooth-colored resin into the desired shape and look. The resin is cured using ultraviolet light. Once your dentist completes this, they will polish the tooth and examine it to ensure a quality result.

To ensure a long-lasting result, patients should follow a proper oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits.

How can tooth bonding help me?

Tooth 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. Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure that your dentist will use to repair teeth that may be:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Teeth riddled with cavities

If any of these problems that we can link to underlying oral health conditions, the dentist may recommend restorative dental treatment before addressing cosmetic concerns.

The Dental Bonding Process

The tooth bonding process is similar in many ways to a dental filling and completed in a single visit. Your dentist will begin by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. We will do our best to make sure you are comfortable and aware of every step.

Once numb, we will begin preparing the tooth, or teeth, by carefully etching the surface. This allows the bonding material to adhere securely and smoothly. Once ready, your dentist will apply the composite resin and carefully sculpt it into place for a natural appearance.

The final step is to seal the surface using a special light and polish it so that it blends in with your natural smile. The result will be a beautiful, natural-looking smile that doesn’t even look like it has had work done.

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.

Dental Bonding FAQs

When can I eat after tooth bonding?

After tooth bonding patients should wait to eat or drink a few hours after their procedure. This gives the patient time to adjust to the bond. Patients may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold in the area the bond was placed.

Does bonding ruin your teeth?

Bonding does not ruin your natural teeth. It is a semi-permanent solution that your dentist can remove at any time with zero damage to the enamel and surface of teeth.

Can I get teeth bonding on my front teeth?

Front teeth can be bonded. Bonding improves the appearance of one’s smile when front teeth are chipped, cracked, or broken in any way. Bonding of front teeth is a fairly easy procedure that requires minimal preparation and is generally pain-free.

Does tooth bonding break easily?

Tooth bonding is strong and durable. Patients should avoid biting directly into hard foods with their bond to protect them, however, it should not break.

Are you ready to close the gaps in your smile with a bonding treatment? Dechter & Moy Dentistry provides beautiful results with this restorative and cosmetic treatment in Silver Spring, Maryland. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today.