Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Do you have a gap between your front teeth causing a lisp? Try tooth bonding in our Charlotte, NC dental practice for these issues and more. Tooth bonding is an economical and quick way for patients to fix damaged teeth.
This cosmetic dental procedure is especially popular among younger patients who do not want a permanent restoration. Our dentist office can straighten, repair, and restore your crooked, damaged and chipped teeth with tooth bonding.
This popular cosmetic dental procedure can serve as an economical transition to a more permanent option, such as porcelain veneers and crowns. Tooth bonding is not permanent and our dentist can remove it if necessary. Whereas porcelain veneers are stronger and more permanent. You may need to get bonding treatment touchups every couple of years to keep your results looking as natural as possible.
Restore Your Confidence with Dental Bonding
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.
Our dentist uses tooth bonding 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.
Our dental office uses tooth bonding to fix many issues, such as:
- Close gaps between teeth
- Improve the look of crooked teeth
- Repair cracked teeth
- Repair chipped teeth
- Hide deep stains on teeth
- Fill dental cavities
- Repair worn-down teeth
- Fix misshapen teeth
- Make short teeth appear longer
Moreover, tooth bonding can change the shape and size of teeth. The resin material is pliable before it cures on the tooth. Discolored teeth can appear whiter with tooth bonding because we color-match the composite resin to teeth. You can call our Charlotte, NC dental office at 704-486-8911 if you want to schedule a tooth bonding consultation.
The Tooth Bonding Process
Before the bonding procedure, Dr. Greg Reece will check your mouth and teeth to see if tooth bonding is right for you. He will also review your budget and cosmetic goals to well-inform you.
The treatment process begins when Dr. Reece removes a small portion of the tooth structure. This will ensure that the tooth bonding material properly adheres to the tooth, or teeth. In some cases, we will not need to remove any tooth enamel. He will match the color of the composite resin bonding material to your teeth to ensure natural-looking results.
Then, when the resin is ready, he will sculpt it directly onto the desired tooth. He will shape and mold it until it is comfortable for you when biting down. Once ready, he will use a special UV light to harden and set the resin. Dr. Reece will then polish the resin to complete the repair.
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.
In addition, the resin composite material that we use to bond teeth can last between 3 to 9 years. It may last longer with an excellent dental hygiene and care routine.
Can I get dental bonding on front teeth?
Yes, your dentist can preform bonding treatment on your front teeth. Bonding is a very strong option to treat many tooth repairs. However, we do not recommend bonding for major tooth problems.
Can I whiten tooth bonding?
No, your dentist can not whiten bonds that are already on your teeth. Color-matched dental bonding remains 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.
Is tooth bonding as strong as natural teeth?
No, but it does come close. Tooth bonding is strong, but don’t consider it indestructible. Just like your natural teeth, you need to take care of your bonding by avoiding bad oral habits. Do not chew on ice, or use your teeth to open things. You can damage bonding.
Is tooth bonding painful?
No. The process of tooth bonding is not painful. You will find that the procedure will alleviate any pain you had before the procedure. You may notice some temporary tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but it goes away after your tooth adjusts.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Tooth Bonding Consultation
Want to find out if tooth bonding is right for you? Call Dr. Reece and your team at Dentistry of the Queen City at 704-486-8911 for comfortable and thorough dental care in Mallard Creek. 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.