Do you have dental injuries? Are chips, cracks, and breaks in your enamel affecting your bite? Receive cosmetic dental care with our teeth bonding treatment in Broomall, PA. The dentists at Williamsburg Dental have years of experience in cosmetic dentistry to improve the aesthetic of their patient’s smiles.
Dental bonding treatment uses a biocompatible resin to cover discolored and injured teeth. As a more economical alternative to porcelain veneers, tooth bonding is the preferred option for patients with imperfections on one or several teeth. Bonding provides a quick, efficient treatment that blends in with the appearance of the natural smile.
Teeth Bonding Treatment in Broomall, PA
First, we will clean your teeth and apply a localized anesthetic to numb the treated area. Next, we will etch the enamel to create a good surface for the composite resin. We will sculpt the composite onto each tooth.
Our dentists ensure that the composite is the correct shape to create a proper bite. Once the resin is the correct shape and color, we cure it with a special light. This hardens the material. Finally, we polish each bonded tooth for a natural look.
Caring for Bonded Teeth
After your dental bonding procedure, wait at least one hour before eating. This allows time for the numbing anesthetic to fade. We will also ask that you refrain from smoking or eating and drinking foods and beverages that easily stain. Additionally, you should refrain from eating hard or chewy foods or from biting your nails as this can damage your newly bonded teeth.
Dental bonding can last for years with the right care. You can brush your bonded teeth gently using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Remember to schedule regular dental visits with us in our office. We can keep track of your results and provide you with routine dental cleanings to keep your smile healthy.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Dental bonding is a versatile procedure that corrects various cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Learn more by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Is teeth bonding permanent?
No, dental bonding isn’t a permanent procedure. Dental bonding lasts, on average, 3-7 years, depending on how well you take care of it. It may require some touch-ups to keep it looking and functioning at its best. If you want a more permanent solution, porcelain veneers are your best option.
Does getting tooth bonding hurt?
No, tooth bonding is completely painless. However, we usually numb the area with a local anesthetic to reassure the patient. You’ll probably feel light sensitivity if we remove a small amount of tooth structure. Usually, we just need to roughen the surface for the bonding material to adhere better. If you feel sensitive, the completed bonding procedure will reverse the effect.
How long does dental bonding take?
A great thing about tooth bonding is that it can be done in a single appointment. It only takes around 30-60 minutes to bond a single tooth. If you’re having multiple done, it does take a bit longer. There’s no recovery or downtime, so you can return to work or school immediately after the appointment. Sometimes, you may need to come back for some touchups.
Can you whiten tooth bonding material?
No, so it’s essential that you’re careful what you consume when you have bonded teeth. The material is resistant to stains but not as resistant as your natural tooth structure or dental porcelain. It can only take on so many staining agents before it discolors. If your bonding material stains, we can’t whiten it with traditional methods. We’ll have to remove the stained material and replace it with material color matched to the shade of white you desire.
When can I eat and drink after tooth bonding?
During treatment, the special light we use hardens the material completely. You can eat and drink right an hour or so after your appointment. Avoid biting down directly on the bonded area of the tooth, especially when consuming hard or sticky foods.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding?
One of the best things about bonding is that almost any patient is eligible. Dental bonding is removable and reversible, so even children can get bonding. It’s also one of the most affordable dental treatments, making it easier for all patients to access. It’s an affordable solution that allows you to see a restoration without committing to it permanently.
Request a Dental Consultation
Are you interested in cosmetic bonding treatment? Call our dental office for care today at (610) 347-8302. You can also schedule a dental appointment with our dental team on our website. We serve patients from Delaware County, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas.