Why Choose Tooth Bonding?
Tooth bonding is a treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of teeth. As an economical alternative to porcelain veneers, tooth bonding gives teeth a natural look. Dr. Drew Shulman offers tooth bonding in his cosmetic dentistry in Northeast Philadelphia, PA for patients of all ages. Tooth bonding can offer multiple benefits to patients as it is stain resistant and durable.
Tooth bonding can be used to:
- Fill cavities
- Correct tooth discoloration
- Repair decayed teeth
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Repair cracks and chips in teeth
- Repair broken teeth
- Elongate short or worn teeth
- Hide the appearance of uneven teeth and crooked teeth
The material used in tooth bonding can also be used for dental or “white” fillings. Patients can replace their old dental fillings with a natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing filling material.
Dental bonding is also ideal because almost every patient is eligible for tooth bonding. Since it’s temporary and can be removed, dental bonding can even be used to correct problems in children’s baby teeth. It’s one of the most cost-effective dental solutions so it’s good for people that are on a strict budget. If you’re not sure about a permanent restoration, bonding can act as a test drive. And it’s non-invasive, making it easy, quick, and painless.
The Tooth Bonding Process
The tooth bonding process begins with a comprehensive dental exam. Dr. Drew Shulman will evaluate your issues, conduct a bite analysis, and recommend the most relevant treatment options.
If you are deemed a good candidate for tooth bonding, Dr. Shulman will begin the process of preparing a bio-composite resin to be sculpted to your tooth. Most dental bonding procedures do not need local anesthesia, because it is a painless process.
First we will begin by shaping the resin on your tooth. Dr. Shulman will color-match the material to your teeth for a natural look, and sculpt it on your tooth. We will make sure you are pleased with the result before curing it. After your approval, we will cure it with a special UV light and polish it.
Dental bonding only requires one short visit to our dentist office. The procedure also maintains tooth structure, which is integral to maintaining good oral health. You should avoid drinking tooth-staining beverages like tea, coffee, and wine for 48 hours after the procedure.
Your tooth may become a little sensitive to hot and cold foods after the procedure, but this is temporary and will go away after the tooth gets used to the bonding material.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
How long does tooth bonding last?
Depending on the tooth’s location, tooth bonding can last from 4 to 8 years. Tooth bonding is not a permanent solution for all cases. If you need a more permanent solution that can fix the same problems that bonding can fix, we may suggest porcelain veneers.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
Tooth bonding does not hurt. The process is quick and painless with no downtime. After your bonding procedure, you will be able to almost immediately use the tooth without issue.
Does tooth bonding break easily?
Unless you clench or grind your teeth, the tooth bonding bio-composite material is not easily breakable. If you suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, tell Dr. Drew Shulman and he can help treat the condition at the source. In a case where your bonding material is damaged in any way, consult with your dentist immediately.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Do you want smoother and whiter teeth? Fix your dental imperfections in just a day using tooth bonding treatment. Call to schedule a preventative dental visit with the professionals at Dr. Shulman at (855) 832-4034.