Did you accidentally chip a tooth? Maybe your teeth are too stained for traditional whitening methods.
Tooth bonding is used to address teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, fractured, discolored, or misshapen. This treatment covers teeth to lighten teeth and improve their aesthetics. The Tyma Trachtenberg Center for Contemporary Dental Health presents tooth bonding as a more economical cosmetic dentistry solution for patients. Learn more about treatment below:
Teeth Bonding Treatment
Cosmetic teeth bonding is typically completed during a single visit to our Doylestown, PA office and takes less than an hour to complete. will select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your natural teeth for virtually unnoticeable treatment.
One of our dentists will prepare the surface of the tooth or teeth to be treated. They will then apply a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin and sculpt it into the desired shape. The material is hardened by an ultraviolet light or laser. Once the composite has cured it is shaped and polished to match the appearance of a natural tooth.
When is Tooth Bonding Needed?
Cosmetic treatment with teeth bonding material is used to treat:
- Spaces between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Minor chips or cracks
- Discolored teeth
- Damaged teeth
Tooth bonding is a more economical treatment than porcelain veneers. They may need to be re-touched or replaced in the future depending on the amount of bonding and your oral habits. The biocomposite material that is bonded to teeth can last patients about 3 to 10 years before needing touch-ups or replacement.
Dr. Mark Tyma, Dr. Brian Trachtenberg, and Dr. Peter Bullock are thorough in examining teeth and gums before treatment. Advanced technology is often used for all kinds of dental solutions to accurately diagnose problems and ensure that treatment runs smoothly. All of our professional dentists will collaborate with local specialists to coordinate care of the highest standard.
Teeth Bonding FAQs
What can you not do after teeth bonding?
After teeth bonding patients should avoid eating hard meats, candy, apples, bagels, and nuts. Any food that is difficult to bite into should be avoided until you feel comfortable chewing with your new bond.
How long does dental bonding take to set?
After your dental bond has been placed it will need time to harden and set. It typically takes about an hour for your bond to fully harden.
How long does bonding last on front teeth?
Dental bonding used to restore front teeth may last between 3 to 10 years. Your bond may require slight touch ups after a few years so that they last longer. Patients’ diet may also impact the lifespan of their bond. Patients who regularly chew tough or hard foods are more likely to damage or need repairs on their bond.
Why does my tooth hurt after bonding?
Patients may experience some sensitivity and discomfort after their bond is placed. It is most common for patients to experience pain after bonding if the bond was used to repair a cavity. Sensitivity may occur where tooth decay may be contacting nerve endings.
Can tooth bonding break?
Bondings can be broken. They are made to be durable, however they are slightly less durable than your natural tooth enamel so it is important to be careful when chewing.
Schedule a Tooth Bonding Treatment
Call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental for comfortable care today at (215) 261-7392. You can also schedule an appointment with us on our website. Have questions? Ask a member of our staff and they will be glad to answer questions about treatments of all kinds.