Do you hide your stained or discolored teeth? Are you looking for a quick cosmetic dental treatment that will improve the aesthetic of damaged teeth? Tooth bonding is a treatment option that can help rebuild the tooth structure and lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades.
Using a composite resin that is adhered to and shaped to teeth, tooth bonding can last patients for years with the proper dental care. Visit us in Charlotte, NC for thorough cosmetic dental treatments today.
Tooth bonding can be used to address teeth that are:
This treatment can also stabilize the tooth root for a healthier tooth structure. The tooth structure is integral to the health of your teeth and gums, and helps teeth withstand biting and chewing forces.
Is Tooth Bonding Right For Me?
Tooth bonding is a solution best suited to treat minor to moderate tooth damage. Our professionals may also recommend dental crowns or extraction for patients with severe cases of tooth damage. Before treatment, Dr. Randall or Melissa Stewart will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration. If you think that you would be a good candidate for tooth bonding, call your comprehensive dentist at Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Treatment begins when Dr. Randall or Melissa Stewart prepares the tooth or teeth that are receiving the tooth bonding material. Tooth preparation entails the removal of a small part of the tooth structure. This is done so that composite resin can adhere to the surface of your teeth. The resin is then applied, shaped to the tooth, and cured using a special bonding light. The tooth is then shined for a natural and brighter look. Air abrasion may also be used to fix any imperfections. Make sure that you schedule regular dental checkups to maintain the health and appearance of your smile.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Can I eat after tooth bonding?
Yes, you should be able to eat and drink after your appointment without a problem. Since the resin is cured and hardened in the office, you’re set. However, right after bonding, you may have some sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages.
How long does tooth bonding last?
As with most things, tooth bonding lasts longer the better you take care of it. On average, it should last around 4-8 years before you’ll need dental bonding again, or a more permanent solution.
Is the tooth bonding procedure bad for my teeth?
No, tooth bonding doesn’t cause any harm to your teeth. The composite resin that’s used for dental bonding isn’t as strong as your teeth, though. You may experience the bonding chipping or separating from your tooth if trauma occurs to the area.
How long does dental bonding last on front teeth?
Dental bonding typically lasts between 4-8 years. The lifespan of bonds is dependent on the location the bond is placed, diet, and oral care. It is recommended that patients avoid eating chewy or sticky food that could get caught in between the bonds.
Does tooth bonding break easily?
Tooth bonding does not break easily, and should not break unless provoked. To prevent bonds becoming weaker or breaking, patients should avoid biting directly into extremely hard, crunchy, sticky, and chewy food.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Do you want to treat your discolored, chipped, and damaged teeth? Give our dentists a call at Stewart Dental Group for tooth bonding treatment at 704-255-4256. You can also request a dental exam and tooth bonding consultation online today. Our staff will be with you through each step of your treatment plan to ensure that you receive comfortable dental care in our Charlotte, NC office.