If you are looking to improve your smile, Dr. Ed Lazer offers a variety of services at his Owings Mills, MD area dentist office, including teeth bonding. Teeth bonding, or dental bonding, uses a tooth-colored resin that is cured to the teeth using a hardening light. Tooth bonding can provide an economical cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatment option for a variety of dental concerns.
There are many benefits to having the bonding procedure including:
- Procedure is completed during one office visit
- Less invasive
- Costs less
- More versatile
- 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. Dr. Lazer is an experienced Owings Mills, MD area cosmetic dentist and can help patients to achieve natural looking results with tooth bonding. Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry offers dental bonding which can be used to:
- Fill a tooth cavity
- Repair chipped or cracked teeth
- Close a space between teeth
- Fix misshapen teeth
- To make teeth appear longer
- Improve the appearance of stained teeth
Teeth Bonding: What to expect
Teeth bonding is minimally invasive, fairly easy procedure that can usually be completed in a single visit. Dr. Lazer can complete treatment in under an hour at his Owings Mills, MD area dentist office and there is no recovery time afterwards. Dental bonding may also be used in combination with other cosmetic dentistry procedures and as part of a smile design.
At your appointment, Dr. Lazer will first prepare the surface of the tooth. After cleaning it, he will gently etch the area of the tooth being treated 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 it will need replaced.
Tooth bonding requires the precision and artistic ability of a skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Lazer since the work is done freehand 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.
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 considered permanent because they involve reducing the tooth. They will also last longer and give the tooth added strength.