Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an easy and effective way to obtain a beautiful smile without the use of dental prosthesis. Instead of using dental prosthesis, dental bonding uses composite resin to treat teeth that are damaged, decayed, or discolored. Additionally dental bonding can also be used to correct spacing issues as well as to correct minor size issues. In as little as one dental visit, dental bonding allows our dentists to instantly enhance your smile.

Did You Know?

The composite resin used for dental bonding is the same material that is used in composite fillings. As a result, this composite resin can be matched to your natural tooth color so that it blends in well and will be virtually indistinguishable from your existing teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a candidate for dental bonding?

You may be a candidate for dental bonding if you wish to enhance your smile, but do not want to undergo an invasive or expensive dental treatment. Ideal candidates for dental bonding are those individuals who have discolored teeth, minor decay that can be built upon, or tooth damage such as minor chips, cracks, or fractures. Additionally, some candidates for dental bonding may also unevenly spaced or shaped teeth that they would like correct. To find out if dental bonding is the right choice for you, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Glen Park Family Dentistry today!

What can I expect when undergoing dental bonding at Glen Park Family Dentistry?

Dental bonding is a minimally-invasive dental procedure, so you can expect a quick and effective appointment. Depending on what needs to be done, you may or may not receive a local anesthetic. In some cases, your tooth may need to be altered prior to applying the composite resin, while in other cases, the composite resin can be immediately applied. Once applied, the composite resin will be shaped and then hardened into place with a special curing light. It will then be shaped further and then polished so that it blends in with the surrounding teeth.

How do I care for dental bonding and how long will it last?

Immediately after your procedure, you will want to avoid drinking highly pigmented beverages such as coffee or tea for at least 48 hours to prevent staining the composite resin. Be advised that teeth treated with dental bonding can still stain over time. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine can reduce the effects of staining. This includes brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time, flossing once a day, and visiting Glen Park Family Dentistry once every six months for your dental checkup and professional teeth cleaning. If well taken care of, dental bonding can last up to ten years. To get the most of your dental bonded teeth, you will want to avoid excessively hard foods or candies and highly pigmented beverages. After consuming highly pigmented foods or beverages, it is also recommended that you brush to prevent staining. Additionally, you will want to avoid damaging behaviors such as smoking, nail biting, chewing ice, or using your teeth as an opener.     For a full-range of high-quality dental care, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists at Glen Park Family Dentistry today! Glen Park Family Dentistry proudly serves Glen Burnie, MD and the surrounding communities.
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