Teeth Bonding in Owings Mills, MD

What is Teeth Bonding?

If you are looking to improve your smile, Dr. Ed Lazer offers teeth bonding at his Owings Mills, MD area dental office. Teeth bonding, or dental bonding, is a tooth-colored resin that the dentist cures on the teeth using a hardening light. Tooth bonding is an economical cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatment option for many dental concerns.

There are many benefits to having the bonding procedure, such as:

  • Procedure is complete in one office visit
  • Less invasive than porcelain veneers
  • Costs less than dental crowns
  • No more sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • No more sensitivity to acidic foods
  • Strengthen teeth and restore tooth structure
  • Improve chewing ability
  • Offers quick and immediate results
  • Usually does not require anesthesia or numbing

The tooth bonding procedure is a fairly quick and patients can usually receive it in just one short visit to our dentist office. Our dentists at Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry provides dental bonding to:

The Teeth Bonding Procedure

Teeth bonding is minimally invasive and fairly easy procedure that our dentists can conduct in a single appointment. Dr. Lazer can complete treatment in under an hour at his dental office. There is no recovery time afterwards, so you can start using your bonded tooth or teeth right after you leave the office. We can also use dental bonding in combination with other cosmetic dental procedures as part of a smile makeover.

At your first appointment, Dr. Lazer will prepare the surface of the tooth and your mouth by cleaning it. After a dental cleaning, he will gently etch the area of the tooth to create a surface that the bonding will better attach to. Dr. Lazer will then apply a bonding agent before applying the tooth-colored resin.

He will then gently shape and mold the bonding material to form the desired shape. The results are natural looking and will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. If properly cared for, your tooth bonding can last up to ten years before you will need to replace it.

Tooth bonding requires precision and artistic ability since the dentist does the work by freehand, and without the use of molds or impressions. While bonding is an inexpensive and ideal treatment for minor tooth imperfections and damage, it does have limits.

Drawbacks of Teeth Bonding

There are many reasons to get teeth bonding done, but there are some drawbacks to the procedure too. One drawback of teeth bonding is that it is not as strong as porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Another downside to teeth bonding is that the material isn’t permanent, so it won’t last as long.

For more extensive damage or if you desire a more permanent treatment, Dr. Lazer will recommend porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Both of these options are permanent because they involve reducing the tooth. They will also last longer and give the tooth added strength.

Dr. Lazer is a cosmetic dentist in Owings Mills, MD with the experience you need to achieve natural looking results with tooth bonding.