Tooth Bonding An Overview
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. Tooth bonding is a common cosmetic dentistry procedure used to repair teeth that may be:
- Chipped tooth
- Cracks in teeth
- Tooth irregularities, or misshapen teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Broken teeth
- fractured teeth
- riddled with cavities
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 completed, the tooth is polished and examined 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. 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.