What is Dental Bonding?

Are crooked or discolored teeth impacting the aesthetics of your smile? Do you want to brighten or straighten a single tooth?  Tooth bonding is an effective cosmetic dental treatment for patients who want to address one or multiple teeth. Bonding treatment uses materials that we color-match to the look of natural enamel. Our dental bonding treatment in Bethesda, MD also helps patients cover gaps between teeth and add structure to damaged teeth. We can also color-match the bonding material to cover tooth stains and yellowed teeth.

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Q&A: Tooth Bonding in Bethesda, MD

Are you interested in dental bonding treatment but want to know more? Read answers to these commonly asked questions about tooth bonding:

What are the different types of dental bonding treatments?

There are two types of dental bonding: adhesive bonding and direct bonding. Adhesive dental bonding uses bonding material and agent cured by a special light. Direct bonding typically uses biocompatible or resin material that dentists mold onto teeth. Adhesive bonding can also help patients if they have a dental crown or tooth filling.

Does dental bonding ruin teeth?

Bonding treatment does not ruin your natural enamel. Rather, dental bonding treatment covers tooth damage and adds a new structure to chipped and broken teeth. We will need to prepare teeth for bonding treatment, but this does not damage or injure the enamel.

Do I need dental veneers or tooth bonding treatment?

We typically recommend dental bonding for patients who only have small cosmetic dental problems. Patients can address one or several teeth with bonding treatment. Porcelain veneers address teeth in the smile line or teeth that show when you smile. While dental veneers last longer than bonding treatment, they can be more expensive. Tooth bonding treatment is a great option for patients with minor cosmetic imperfections who want efficient treatment.

How long does dental bonding treatment last on the front teeth?

Bonding can last over ten years on your front teeth. The placement of the bonding material typically impacts how long it lasts. However, we recommend that patients continue to gently brush and floss between their bonded teeth to keep them bright and healthy.

Can you whiten bonded teeth?

No, bonding material does not react to whitening treatments. Like dental crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic and restorative treatments, dental bonding cannot be whitened. However, if you have old or dull bonded teeth, we can work with you for a replacement.

Do you think you would benefit from dental bonding treatment? Call Dr. Srotalina Khanna for high-quality, comfortable treatment today at 301.500.2205. You can also request a dental appointment with us online. Let us know if you have more questions for our office and we will be glad to help.