If you are looking to improve your smile, Dr. Ed Lazer offers teeth bonding at his Owings Mills, MD area dental office. The tooth bonding procedure is fairly quick and patients can usually receive it in just one short visit to our dental office. Teeth bonding, or dental bonding, is a tooth-colored resin that the dentist cures on the teeth using a hardening UV light. Tooth bonding is an economical cosmetic or restorative dentistry treatment option that can repair many dental concerns.
The benefits of dental bonding include a great deal of convenience and affordability. It is a quick, non-invasive procedure that can be completed in a single appointment with minimal discomfort. Bonding is also a very affordable option due to its low cost and the fact that it will not require as much maintenance over time. Also, bonding can provide a great deal of satisfaction and aesthetic gratification by providing visibly attractive results. There are many more benefits to getting the dental bonding procedure, such as the following:
- A dentist can complete the procedure 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
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that we can use to enhance the look of a cosmetically injured tooth. During the procedure, our dentist adds a thin layer of composite resin to the surface of the tooth, and then shapes and polishes it to give it a more natural look. Our dentists at Cosmetic and Advanced Dentistry provide dental bonding to:
- Fill a tooth cavity
- Repair cracked teeth
- Repair a chipped tooth
- Close spaces between your teeth
- Fix your misshapen teeth
- Make your teeth appear longer
- Improve the look of your stained teeth
The Teeth Bonding Procedure
The dental bonding procedure is a 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 afterward, 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 Dental Bonding
There are many reasons to get bonding on your teeth, 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. The material can be as strong as your tooth enamel, but you should be careful biting into very hard foods and do not use it to open things.
Another downside to teeth bonding is that the material isn’t permanent, so it won’t last as long as more permanent options. You will likely require follow-up treatments over time.
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 add protection and strength to the tooth.
Request a Dental Bonding Consultation Today
Dr. Lazer is a cosmetic dentist in Owings Mills, MD with the experience you need to achieve natural-looking results using tooth bonding. Our dental care team usually provides bonding to repair chipped or cracked teeth, fill in gaps between teeth, and make teeth look longer. We can also improve the alignment of a single tooth for aesthetic purposes. Many people select dental bonding as an alternative to more expensive cosmetic procedures such as crowns and porcelain veneers.
Our procedure for dental bonding typically includes the application of an adhesive to the surface of the tooth, the application of a composite resin in the desired shape and size, curing of the resin, and then polishing and finishing of the resin to create the desired look. After the procedure, it is important for patients to practice proper oral hygiene and seek regular dental checkups to keep their teeth and bonding looking their best. To request a dental exam and dental bonding consultation, request an appointment online or give us a call today.