Do you want to treat tooth chips, cracks, or other cosmetic dental problems? Try teeth bonding treatment in our Newtown, PA dental office. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that adds shape, brightness, and structure to the tooth enamel.
The bonding material is a malleable, tooth-colored material that blends with the smile. Tooth bonding can close gaps between teeth, fix cracked or chipped teeth, lengthen short teeth, cover tooth discoloration, and fix misshapen teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
There are several advantages to dental bonding. With tooth bonding treatment, patients can receive:
- Natural-looking results
- A younger-looking smile
- Straighter, more uniform teeth
- Brighter teeth
- Quick and efficient treatment
If you have slightly crooked teeth, tooth stains, or dental injuries, please call our office for a consultation. Our comfortable tooth bonding treatment can be completed in just one visit to our office.
Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers
Tooth bonding and dental veneers are similar treatments that address tooth damage and staining. However, there are several differences between the two treatments. Dental bonding is best used for minor cosmetic needs such as tooth chips, shortened teeth, and single discolored teeth.
Tooth veneers offer long-lasting, permanent treatment. However, some patients may find dental bonding a more economical option. Other patients may benefit from the longevity that veneers provide.
Teeth Bonding Treatment
Before dental bonding treatment, our dentists ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. If needed, we will treat a tooth or gum infection beforehand. To begin bonding treatment, we clean and prepare the natural teeth.
Etching the tooth enamel ensures that the bonding material adheres properly. Then, we sculpt and mold the bonding material to the tooth. We can change the shape, size, and shade of the tooth. Once the bonded tooth offers the desired look, we cure it to the tooth.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Read answers to common questions people have about tooth bonding.
How long does tooth bonding take to harden?
During dental bonding, your dentist will paint a tooth-colored resin on your teeth and wait for it to set. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes for this to solidify completely. After this, you can eat and drink normally.
How strong is tooth bonding on the front teeth?
Tooth enamel is more durable than dental bonding. It can still withstand the pressure of a day’s work without breaking. With proper maintenance, dental bonding can last up to 10 years.
Can you whiten bonded teeth?
Dental bonding can not be whitened. However, it can be replaced with a whiter shade. If you want to whiten your teeth after they have been bonded and are worried that after your bonding will not match your natural tooth enamel, do not worry. It is easy to rebond your teeth to match the shade of your tooth enamel after whitening.
Does getting tooth bonding hurt?
No, the process should be completely painless. At most, you may experience some sensitivity and discomfort due to the minimal amount of tooth structure removed for the process. Bonding isn’t an invasive procedure, which means the discomfort is minimal.
Are there any side effects of tooth bonding?
Not really, no. There are no major risks associated with dental bonding. You just have to remember that the bonding material isn’t as strong or stain-resistant as your natural teeth. The material can chip or separate from your tooth. It’s also a temporary solution, so it won’t last a lifetime.
Am I a good candidate for tooth bonding?
One of the best things about dental bonding is that almost everyone is eligible for it. It’s temporary and removable, so even children can get tooth bonding. It’s also one of the most affordable options, so it’s easy for people to get it. Bonding can also help treat a wide variety of different cosmetic and restorative issues.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Do you want to try dental bonding treatment? Call our Newtown dental office today at 267-692-2394 or schedule a dental appointment on our website. Please let us know if you have any further questions. We will be glad to help.