Do you have chips and cracks in your tooth enamel? Are you looking for a treatment to repair your smile? Dr. Denise Halliburton provides teeth bonding treatment at Halliburton Family Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD. Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that adds structure to damaged teeth and covers tooth stains. This versatile and economical option is great for patients with minor dental injuries requiring cosmetic dental care.
What Can Tooth Bonding Treatment Do?
With dental bonding treatment, we can:
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Cover slightly crooked teeth
- Repair chips or cracks
- Brighten discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
If you are new to cosmetic dental treatment and want to know more about what dental bonding can do for your smile, call our office. We always thoroughly examine each patient’s smile before treatment, considering their budget and goals when choosing a solution.
Dental Bonding Treatment
We clean the teeth and etch the tooth enamel to create a proper bonding surface. Removing a small portion of the enamel ensures dental bonding material adheres to teeth. Then, we color-match the resin to brighten the smile or blend in with natural teeth. After sculpting the resin onto teeth, we mold it into the proper shape. We set the resin with a UV light and polish the teeth for a high shine.
For at least 48 hours after your treatment, avoid foods and beverages like coffee, red wine, tea, and soda, as these can stain the teeth. We also recommend that patients avoid chewing on hard and sticky foods. You may feel temporary tooth sensitivity after treatment, which can be treated with prescriptions and ice packs.
Patients can care for their bonded teeth like their natural teeth. Schedule routine biannual dental appointments and continue your normal oral hygiene routine at home to maintain the best results.
The Benefits of Dental Bonding
Like porcelain veneers, dental bonding treats a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. The bonding material is a malleable resin that the dentist molds into any shape. It can replace the portion of a tooth that’s chipped or broken off. It can also be molded to go over your entire tooth, such as if the tooth is discolored. If you have gaps between your teeth, the resin can be molded to fill the gap, making your smile appear natural.
Dental bonding is a temporary dental solution, but still one that can last for years if you take care of it. Because it’s temporary, it’s easy for people to be eligible. Even children can receive dental bonding treatment, whether on their primary or permanent teeth. If you decide you don’t want dental bonding anymore, it can be removed at any time. We can also remove it if you decide you want a more permanent solution.
Bonding is incredibly cost-effective. In addition to being eligible for many people and dental conditions, it’s also something that most people can afford. Dental bonding is a great solution if porcelain veneers or other treatment options don’t fit your budget. Even though it’s temporary, bonding can last for years before you need to replace it.
Contact Our Dental Office
Want to know more about dental bonding? Call Halliburton Family Dentistry for comfortable and comprehensive care at 443.232.0656. Request a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton and her team online. We serve patients from Elkridge, Columbia, Ellicott City, and other areas of Howard County, Maryland.