Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Do you have a gap between your front teeth causing a lisp? Try tooth bonding in Charlotte, NC as a solution to these issues and more. Tooth bonding is an economical and quick way for patients to fix damaged and discolored teeth. This cosmetic dental option is especially popular among younger patients who do not want a permanent restoration.
In addition, the resin composite material that is used to bond to teeth can last between 3 to 9 years, or even longer with excellent dental hygiene and care.
Chipped teeth can be embarrassing and even painful. Finding the right solution will help restore your confidence and improve the beauty and function of your natural smile. To learn more about how to repair your smile, visit our Charlotte dental office.
Tooth bonding is used to address minor to moderate cosmetic dental concerns. Dental bonding can be a cost-effective alternative to dental veneers. Dental bonding is highly durable, natural looking, and an effective solution to address a wide range of dental concerns.
Tooth bonding can be used to treat multiple conditions, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Enhance the appearance of discolored teeth
Moreover, tooth bonding can change the shape and size of teeth because the resin material that is bonded to teeth is pliable before it is hardened. Discolored teeth can appear whiter with tooth bonding because the composite resin is color-matched to teeth. You can call the Charlotte, NC office of Dentistry of the Queen City at 704.486.8911 if you are interested in scheduling a tooth bonding consultation.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Before treatment, Dr. Greg Reece will assess your teeth and gums to determine if tooth bonding is right for you. He will also review your budget and cosmetic goals to make sure this is the right solution for your needs.
The treatment process begins when Dr. Reece removes a small portion of the tooth structure to ensure that tooth bonding material adheres to the tooth, or teeth, being treated. In some cases, no tooth enamel needs to be removed. He will color match the composite resin bonding material to ensure 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. Dr. Reece will then polish the resin for the 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
How long does bonding last on a tooth?
Dental bonds typically last anywhere between 4-8 years. This varies based on the location of the bond, the care taken after the procedure, and your diet. Patients who tend to eat hard or chewy food often may find that this extra pressure on the bond can effect the lifespan of a bond.
Can dental bonding be preformed on front teeth?
Yes dental bonding can be preformed on front teeth. Bonding is a very strong option to treat many tooth repairs. Bonds are not recommended for treating major tooth problems.
Can tooth bonding be whitened?
Bonds applied to teeth cannot be whitened. They are colored matched so they are the exact same color as your tooth when you originally had the bond put in. If you whiten your teeth after getting a bond, keep in mind that the bond will not whiten with your natural teeth.
Schedule aDental Exam & Tooth Bonding Consultation
Want to find out if tooth bonding is right for you? Call Dr. Greg Reece and the staff at Dentistry of the Queen City at 704.486.8911 for comfortable and comprehensive care. You can also request a dental exam and consultation on our website. Dr. Reece and his professional team aim to provide high-quality treatment to patients of all ages.