Do you want a brighter smile? Have you chipped a tooth? Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that can address multiple problems at once. Dr. Sulekha Agrawal offers tooth bonding in Columbia, MD.
Tooth bonding is typically used to address minimal cosmetic dentistry concerns. To give patients the most natural-looking and durable result, Dr. Agrawal uses a composite resin material that is molded and color-matched to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Dental bonding can be implemented to fix minor gaps or spaces between the teeth, address stained or discolored teeth, and fix chipped teeth.
Tooth Bonding Treatment in Columbia, MD
Before treatment, Dr. Agrawal will review your oral health history, budget, and goals to ensure that tooth bonding is right for you. To begin, she will prepare the tooth receiving treatment by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. Then, she shapes and sculpts a biocomposite material onto the tooth. The biocomposite is molded to the desired shape and size and color-matched for a natural look. Finally, the material is cured with a special light.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
There are multiple common questions that our patients have about dental bonding:
How long does dental bonding last?
Tooth bonding is not a permanent solution. However, with proper care, your bonded tooth or teeth can last many years. If you would like a more permanent solution, like porcelain veneers, Dr. Agrawal will help you explore your options.
How does dental bonding compare to dental veneers?
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers may be able to treat the same problems, but they vary in price and longevity. Dental bonding is better suited as a temporary fix for cosmetic issues before you decide on a more permanent restoration. Porcelain veneers are a more durable and permanent solution for many cosmetic dental issues. At your next dental consultation, we will help you decide which solution is best for you.
Can I use dental bonding to fix a crooked smile?
Yes, bonding can cosmetically fix one or a couple of crooked teeth. However, if you have moderate to severely crooked teeth, you may want to try Invisalign.