Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Are one or more of your teeth severely stained? Try tooth bonding.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses composite resin to cover damaged teeth. Tooth bonding can be used to address teeth that are stained, discolored, fractured, cracked, chipped, or misshapen. This treatment can also stabilize the tooth root and ensure a healthier tooth structure.
Tooth structure is important to maintaining the health of teeth and gums. In addition, the tooth structure helps teeth withstand biting and chewing forces. Dr. Jessica Christy, your dentist in Hendersonville, NC provides natural-looking results for patients who want a brighter and more balanced smile.
The Tooth Bonding Process at Orchard Hill Dental
The treatment process begins when Dr. Christy removes a small portion of the tooth structure to ensure that tooth bonding material adheres to the tooth or teeth that she plans to treat. She will color-match the composite resin bonding material for natural-looking results. The resin will then be sculpted onto the desired tooth, shaped, and molded until it is comfortable for the patient to bite. A special UV light is used to harden and set the resin. Finally, the resin is polished for complete restoration.
After treatment, you should avoid teeth-staining foods and beverages for at least 48 hours. You can brush and floss your teeth normally after the procedure, although you should avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard food objects following treatment.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Is Tooth Bonding Right For Me?
Dental bonding is one of the best solutions for treating minor to moderate tooth damage. For patients with severe cases of tooth damage, our dentists may recommend a dental crown or tooth extraction. Before treatment, Dr. Christy will examine your teeth and gums, taking your budget, goals, and health into consideration.
What can you not do after dental bonding?
After dental bonding, patients should avoid eating anything hard or chewy. This includes candy, steak, etc. Patients should also avoid drinking anything with potent colorings, such as coffee, tea, wine, etc. Lastly, patients should stay away from tobacco products for the first few days after their tooth bonding procedure.
How long does it take for teeth bonding to set?
On average it takes between 30-60 minutes for bonds to set. The procedure is relatively quick and does not require anesthesia.
Is bonding painful?
Patients do not typically report bonding as a painful procedure. The dentist will numb the area, but you will not need any anesthesia. Once the dentist places the bond and numbing wears off, patients may feel slight sensitivity, but it should not be painful.
How long does teeth bonding last?
Teeth bonding can last from three to ten years on average. The lifespan of teeth bonding will vary depending on the quality of the bonding material and the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Teeth bonding is not permanent. Your dentist will need to repair or replace the tooth bonding at some point.
Does composite bonding damage teeth?
Composite bonding is a safe dental procedure that can help improve the appearance of your teeth without causing any damage. The process of bonding does not harm the structure of the tooth nor remove any healthy tissue. In fact, because it strengthens enamel, composite bonding may help protect teeth from further decay or damage in many cases.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Jessica Christy
Do you think you would benefit from dental treatment with dental bonding? Call Orchard Hill Dental’s Hendersonville, NC dental office today at (828) 247-7001 to see if tooth bonding is right for you. You can also request a consultation with our dental team on our website.