Tooth Bonding Services Available In Timonium
Patients of modern-day dentists benefit from the wide range of techniques and materials available today. In addition to having the ability to correct and enhance the smile with dental veneers, we can also approach this task, in many cases, with dental bonding in our Towson area practice.
Dental bonding, which may be used to create results similar to veneers, or used as an alternative to amalgam fillings, is the process of applying tooth-colored composite resin to a tooth. In so doing, the damage from decay, fractures, discoloration, or chipping can be repaired. Bonding can make the smile look more even, close gaps between teeth, and change the shape of teeth. Also called a direct veneer, bonding is completed directly on the tooth, versus in a dental laboratory as porcelain veneers are. A great deal of skill and precision is needed to create the best possible fit when bonding a tooth, which Dr. Haywood has through years of experience.
Bonding is a cosmetic enhancement used in our Towson – Pikesville area office to correct issues and enhance the smile quickly and affordably. Not only can dental bonding be completed in a single visit, rather than two visits for porcelain veneers, this treatment is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures used in dentistry today. Although bonding is immediately budget-friendly, other factors should be taken into consideration before choosing the most suitable form of cosmetic enhancement.
One of the factors to consider when investigating smile enhancement with dental bonding is the characteristics of the materials used. Composite resin, unlike porcelain (used to make veneers), is susceptible to staining, and special care is required to keep this material looking its best. After consuming stain-causing foods such as cola, coffee, tea, or red wine, it is important to brush your teeth, or at least rinse very well with water. Composite resin is also not as strong as enamel, which means that a bonded tooth may chip if a hard object is bitten or teeth are used to open soda cans or bottles.
To transform a tooth or teeth with dental bonding in a practice near Towson is quite simple and comfortable, typically requiring no anesthesia. The exception is cases in which bonding is required for the repair of a tooth damaged by decay.
During a dental bonding appointment, the tooth or teeth being treated will be etched. This allows the bonding agent to adhere to the tooth. The composite resin is then placed onto the tooth and sculpted into the most suitable shape and size to achieve the desired outcome. The new tooth is then trimmed, if needed, and polished to create a beautifully natural new tooth.
Give us a call today to learn more about dental bonding or any of our other cosmetic dentistry services that we offer in Timonium! We see patients from all over the Pikesville – Towson area, so don’t wait!