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 with our comprehensive cosmetic dentistry solutions. Dr. Leah Romay is your trusted cosmetic dentist in Glyndon, MD.
With teeth bonding, Dr. Leah Romay can quickly and effectively conceal minor blemishes to restore the cosmetic appearance of your smile. Similar to a dental filling, teeth bonding utilizes a resin material to cover small chips, cracks, or stains on your dental structures to revitalize your smile.
Teeth Bonding in Glyndon, MD
Within one appointment, Dr. Leah Romay can transform your smile via our teeth bonding services. The resin material used during teeth bonding is color-matched to your natural smile. Once hardened and shaped down to your tooth, the resin material blends in with your tooth and helps conceal minor blemishes.
This treatment option is minimally invasive and virtually painless. 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:
What can teeth bonding help with?
You should only use teeth bonding to conceal minor blemishes. If you’ve attempted to whiten your teeth, but notice that there is a stain that is proving to be bleach-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?
Teeth bonding only requires a small amount of enamel removal to make space for the resin material. Any enamel removed from the tooth surface will be quickly replaced with the hardened resin material, meaning no one should notice your teeth have been repaired using bonding material beyond your restored cosmetic aesthetics.
Is tooth bonding the same as a tooth filling?
No. Dental bonding is a cosmetic restoration. Tooth bonding possesses a composite resin that bonds to the teeth with bonding agents. On the other hand, teeth fillings are often exclusively restorative procedures that help repair tooth decay and can be of different materials, such as metals, ceramics, composites, and glass ionomer.
How long does dental bonding last?
Dental bonding restorations with composite resins usually last from 5 to 7 years. However, the longevity of the restorations 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 can reduce the restoration lifespan since they can fracture or chip them.
Does teeth bonding stain?
Yes. Dental composite restorations are porous and can stain over time after being in frequent contact with substances that possess dark pigment. However, this is a slow process, and it might not happen if the patient has a good oral hygiene routine and doesn’t consume foods or beverages that contain a dark pigment.
How long do I have to wait to eat after a tooth bonding procedure?
You don’t have to wait any time to eat or drink after getting a dental bonding procedure. You do not have to wait to eat after a dental bonding procedure because the composite resin completely hardens after the dentist cures it with the lamp. Therefore, you are ready to eat or drink anything you want as soon as the appointment is over.
What foods should I avoid with dental bonding?
Patients with dental bonding should avoid eating foods that are deeply colored. These include coffee, red wine, berries, soda, ketchup, tea, and artificially colored candy. Acidic foods can also cause damage to bonding, so we recommend that you avoid citrus juices as well.
Can your teeth rot under bonding?
Bonding does not affect your natural teeth. If you do not brush and floss your teeth after bonding, it is possible that your teeth may become infected or rot under bonding, but this is not caused by the dental bond, it is caused by poor oral care. This is why it is important to continue to practice a scheduled oral care routine after bonding.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have cosmetic concerns regarding your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Romay. She provides compassionate and comprehensive care to her patients. We look forward to seeing you soon.