Ballantyne Center for Dentistry
15105 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite K Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 274-2992

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Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to make cosmetic and restorative changes to teeth. Like making a sculpture the resin is used to restore chipped or broken teeth, fill in gaps, reshape, and change the color of teeth. It is an art and requires an artistic eye and experience.

It is among the easiest and cost effective cosmetic dental procedures to have done. Unlike porcelain veneers, which need to be customized to achieve proper fit, bonding can be done in a single visit. Due to the cost and short time required, many choose dental bonding as a convenient, fast and affordable solution. It is the gateway to dental cosmetics for many.

How is Dental Bonding Done?

A composite resin material is placed on the area of the tooth needing correction. This filling will change teeth imperfections such as stains, small gaps and crooked teeth. Dental bonding covers the tooth, and then bonds it to the existing tooth. It is sculpted and shaped to make it beautiful and pleasing. A high intensity light then hardens the resin, and then it is polished to perfection.

The dental bonding procedure takes about 15-30 minutes per tooth. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth. If anesthesia is needed, it’s not uncomfortable. But, if you are a dental phobic, you may want to consider Sedation Dentistry.

Who can benefit from this procedure?

Say goodbye to unattractive teeth and improve your smile with dental bonding. Here are the most common teeth imperfections that this procedure can handle:

  • repair decayed teeth
  • mask chipped or cracked teeth
  • restore broken tooth parts
  • improve the appearance of discolored teeth by making them lighter and brighter
  • closes minor tooth gaps
  • make teeth look longer
  • change the shape of the teeth
  • as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam or mercury fillings

Taking the best care of bonded teeth

It’s important to take care of your bonded teeth, once the procedure is finished. Your tooth bonding will last longer if you take care of it.

  • Always brush your teeth in the morning and evening and visit your dentist consistently.
  • Try not to bite your fingernails and other solid objects.
  • Refrain from using abrasive toothpastes that could diminish the shine on your bonded tooth’s surface making it prone to stains.
  • Avoid substances that stain easily like tea, coffee and cigarette smoke and brush immediately after using them.

Dr. Yaste, Dr. Hufanda, and Dr. Saterlee Restoring smiles with dental bonding

Bring back that great looking smile and restore your confidence with dental bonding. Face the world bravely with a new smile. Life is short to worry about things that can be fixed. If you can do something about it, why wait? Call us now or contact us. Simply relax and let us create a new smile for you!

Dental Bonding FAQs

Dental Bonding Charlotte, NCHow does dental bonding alter the appearance of the teeth?

Bonding involves applying a composite resin material to the teeth to reshape or resize them, or to repair minor imperfections like chips, cracks or spaces. Bonding can also hide stains and other discolorations, and it can cover up exposed tooth roots.

What are the advantages of dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a quick, safe and cost-effective treatment that produces beautiful, natural looking results. It is not an invasive process and it usually does not require anesthesia. Bonding can be completed in a single appointment and does not require follow-up care.

Bonding preserves the natural tooth structure without reducing considerable tooth enamel like dental crowns or veneers do, or weakening the tooth.

The results can last for years with the proper oral hygiene habits. Feeling confident in the appearance of your teeth can help keep you motivated to maintain good oral health habits.

How much does dental bonding cost?

Dental bonding cost depends on factors such as the specific dental condition being treated and the number of teeth that need to be bonded. We can provide a detailed pricing quote during a personal consultation.

Does dental bonding treatment hurt?

No, dental bonding treatment does not hurt. There is no cutting or slicing, and anesthesia is usually not needed. We do not even need to numb your tooth.

If you experience dental anxiety or dental phobia, we can recommend sedation dentistry to help make treatment a relaxing, stress-free experience.

Can dental bonding fix a gap in between my front teeth?

Yes, our dentists can apply and sculpt the bonding material onto the front teeth to close the gap between them.

Will the bonding material match my natural tooth?

Yes, the bonding material selected is color-matched to your natural teeth so it blends in seamlessly. It is very close in appearance to tooth enamel.

How many visits does dental bonding require?

Dental bonding usually requires only one appointment. We do not need to wait for a dental laboratory to construct the bonding, as we apply the material and sculpt it to the tooth during the treatment visit.

Can bonded teeth stain?

Yes, composite resin is not as stain-resistant as the porcelain used to construct veneers or crowns. We recommend our patients that have bonding not smoke, limit consumption of foods and beverages known to stain teeth and maintain excellent oral hygiene habits.

How long does dental bonding last?

Depending on the skill and experience of the dentist that performs the bonding, how the teeth are bonded and the patient’s oral health and hygiene habits, the results of bonding can last up to 10 years.

Is dental bonding right for my specific needs?

The best way to determine whether dental bonding is the best fit for your needs is to sit down with our dentists. We will examine your teeth and ask you about your specific goals. Once we have the right information, we can recommend dental bonding or another treatment more suitable to give you the results you want.

 
 

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