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Teeth Bonding Glyndon, MD

Minor blemishes on your teeth can take a huge toll on the confidence you have in your smile. At Baltimore Dental Co., we are here to help you resolve any dental concerns you might have. We provide many comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solutions for patients who desire better looking teeth. Dr. Leah Romay is your trusted cosmetic dentist that offers teeth bonding in Glyndon, MD.

With dental bonding, Dr. Leah Romay and the team at Baltimore Dental Co. will quickly and effectively conceal minor blemishes to restore the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Similar to a dental filling, this cosmetic treatment uses a resin material to cover minor tooth blemishes to improve your smile. This includes:

  • Small chips in teeth
  • Cracks in teeth
  • Stains on your teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Small teeth cavities

 

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TEETH BONDING IN GLYNDON, MD

Teeth bonding is a highly effective way to transform your smile. It is minimally invasive and it only requires a single dental appointment to complete. It is the perfect solution for younger patients who need minor tooth work done or for patients who are not ready to commit to the full porcelain veneer treatment. Even though it is not as durable or long lasting as other dental restorations, patients that take good care of their oral health and practice good oral hygiene can expect their bonding to hold up well.

Dr. Leah Romay can transform your smile by color-matching the resin material to the rest of your natural teeth or provide a brighter look by treat all the teeth visible when smiling. The treatment is fast, easy, and pain-free.

THE TEETH BONDING PROCEDURE

Teeth bonding only requires a single visit to the dentist. It is easier to perform and is less traumatic for the patient than most other dental treatments. You will be able to enjoy the results of your treatment with little to no downtime.

The first step is determining your ideal tooth color. We will look at your current shade and undertones of your teeth, as well as your skin tone, to find the most natural look for your smile.

To prepare for bonding, the teeth will be slightly roughen up the area of the tooth where the material will be applied. This will involve removing a very thin layer of enamel to create enough retention to hold the bonding. Next, a series of dental material will be applied to each tooth.

Then the dentist will carefully apply the resin material directly on to the prepared tooth. Your dentist will need to mold the material by hand into the shape of a natural tooth. This requires the skill of a talented cosmetic dentist like Dr. Romay.

Once you and the dentist is happy with the outcome and the tooth blends in naturally, a specialized will be used to harden the material. Your dentist will polish the tooth as a finishing touch.

TEETH BONDING FAQS

Dr. Romay is happy to answer any questions you might have regarding our teeth bonding services. Continue reading to find some answers to frequently asked questions. If you still have questions or concerns about teeth bonding, please contact our dental office to schedule an examination with the Baltimore Dental Co. team.

WHAT CAN TEETH BONDING HELP WITH?

Teeth bonding is meant to conceal minor blemishes. If teeth have discolored imperfections that are whitening-resistant, teeth bonding material can be placed over the stain to conceal it.

Minor chips and cracks can also be repaired with teeth bonding; however, more extensive damages may require a restorative dentistry option like a dental crown to restore the functionality of a broken tooth.

HOW MUCH ENAMEL WILL THE TOOTH BONDING PROCEDURE REMOVE DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

The amount of enamel removed varies based on tooth positioning, tooth size, and desired end result. A tooth that protrudes far past the adjacent teeth will require more enamel to be removed. In some scenarios, the natural teeth are small and positioned inward so there is no need to create additional space by removing enamel. Bonding only requires a roughened surface for the resin material to adhere to meaning that we will remove the least amount of enamel possible to achieve your desired cosmetic aesthetics.

IS TOOTH BONDING THE SAME AS A TOOTH FILLING?

No, but the materials and application processes will seem similar to the dental patient. Dental bonding is a cosmetic restoration similar to a fake fingernail while teeth fillings are non-cosmetic restorative procedures that repair existing tooth structure.

HOW LONG DOES DENTAL BONDING LAST?

Dental bonding restorations longevity depends on the patient’s oral hygiene, care, and habits. Certain habits, such as chewing ice, opening things with the teeth, and biting hard candies will significantly reduce the restoration lifespan since the bondings can fracture or chip due to inappropriate use.

DOES TEETH BONDING STAIN?

Over time, yes the bonding has the potential to stain because dental composite restorations are porous. Frequent contact with substances that possess dark pigment will slowly effect the color. It might not happen if the patient has a good oral hygiene routine and brushes immediately after consuming foods or beverages that contain a dark pigment.

HOW DOES A TOOTH BONDING PROCEDURE EFFECT HOW I EAT?

You do not have to wait to eat after a dental bonding procedure because the composite resin is completely harden by the time you leave the office. Therefore, you are ready to eat or drink anything you want as soon as the appointment is over. You will always want to be cautious when biting and chewing. It is not recommended to bite into something like corn on the cob as you may accidently put too much pressure on the bonding, potentially chipping the edge.

WHAT FOODS SHOULD I AVOID WITH DENTAL BONDING?

Please eat a colorful, healthy, rotating diet for your overall health! Keep in mind that deeply colored foods like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, soda, and ketchup can discolor the bonding overtime. It is best

to brush immediately following the consumption of a dark food or drink to minimize the amount of time the bonding is exposed to the staining item. It is best to cut up food and chew with your back teeth rather than using the front teeth to cut or tear your food.

CAN YOUR TEETH ROT UNDER BONDING?

Bonding does not fully incase your tooth in resin material. Therefore, there is tooth structure exposed that can be effected by decay. This is why it is important to continue to practice good oral health home care and schedule professional routine care after bonding.

CAN TEETH BONDING TREAT SIGNIFICANT TOOTH DAMAGE?

Unfortunately, dental bonding is not meant to treat severe or significant tooth damage. After a full exam, Dr. Romay will determine if a bonding treatment will work for you. If not, she may recommend a treatment such as a porcelain veneer or a dental crown that will provide you with better support.


Schedule an Appointment for Teeth Bonding in Glyndon, MD

If you have cosmetic concerns regarding your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Romay. She provides compassionate and comprehensive care to her patients.

Our dental practice offers several cosmetic dental treatments to help you achieve the smile of your dream including teeth bonding in Glyndon, MD. If you are interested in learning more about dental bonding or our other cosmetic procedures, you can request an appointment with Dr. Romay online. After a cosmetic consultation and full mouth exam, she can recommend the proper cosmetic treatments to transform your teeth and overall appearance.