Do you have chipped or cracked teeth? Try tooth bonding. Tooth bonding is an economical and quick way for patients to fix damaged and discolored teeth. This 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 from 3 to 10 years with the proper dental care.
Tooth bonding can be used to treat multiple conditions, including:
- Discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped 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 goals.
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. 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.
Schedule an Appointment
Want to find out if tooth bonding is right for you? Call Dr. Reece and the staff at Dentistry of the Queen City at 704.486.8911 for comfortable and comprehensive care. Dr. Reece and his professional team aim to provide high-quality treatment to patients of all ages.