At Bethesda Family Smiles, we are committed to bringing affordable, conservative, and minimally invasive dental services to our Bethesda, MD community. We pride ourselves on patient-focused care and exceptional service in all aspects of our dentistry.
Teeth bonding is one of the most conservative approaches to cosmetic dentistry that we offer. With teeth bonding, Dr. Khanna can effectively and efficiently address minor cosmetic concerns that may be having major impacts on your self-consciousness or the uniformity of your smile. Learn more about teeth bonding below.
Teeth Bonding in Bethesda, MD
Dr. Khanna provides teeth bonding services to patients who want to address minor blemishes on their teeth. If you are interested in learning what teeth bonding can do for you and your smile, we recommend scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Khanna.
The Teeth Bonding Process
Dental bonding is similar to porcelain veneers in that it’s suitable to take care of the same conditions. However, bonding is a temporary solution while veneers are considered a permanent restoration. You’ll first have a consultation to determine if bonding is the best choice for your needs. Dr. Khanna will talk to you about your budget, your dental problems and goals, and perform a thorough oral exam.
If dental bonding is the best choice for you, it can usually be done in one appointment at our office. If you have multiple teeth that need to be bonded, we may have to schedule multiple visits. It usually takes around 30-60 minutes to bond one tooth. Tooth bonding uses a malleable cosmetic resin that’s color-matched to the shade you desire.
The resin is then molded to the shape of the tooth. It can cover the entire thing if you want to take care of a discolored or misshapen tooth. If a piece of your tooth is missing, it can be molded to replace that missing tooth. Once the dentist is done molding the resin, you check to see if you’re satisfied with the results. Any adjustments will be made to your liking.
When the resin meets your expectations, it’ll be cured with a special light. The light hardens the resin so that it’s a stable surface that you can use as your natural tooth. When it’s properly cured, Dr. Khanna will polish it so that it matches the sheen of the rest of your natural teeth.
Teeth Bonding FAQs
What can teeth bonding help with?
Teeth bonding can help patients conceal bleach-resistant stains, chips, minor cracks, and gaps. This procedure is meant only to address minor cosmetic concerns. Major chips or cracks that may impact your smile’s functionality should be addressed with one of our restorative dentistry solutions instead.
Can children benefit from teeth bonding?
Yes, teeth bonding is suitable for children. This procedure is minimally invasive and will allow us to address minor concerns about your child’s baby teeth as we wait for them to eventually fall out and be replaced by their permanent teeth.
How long will teeth bonding last?
Teeth bonding will last several years and can be easily reapplied to your dental structures if needed. For a more permanent and comprehensive solution, you may want to consider porcelain veneers as a longer-lasting alternative. Porcelain veneers are thin shells designed to replace the entire front-facing portion of your affected tooth, rather than spot-treating it with bonding.
Schedule a Consultation
Is teeth bonding the best choice to take care of your dental needs? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Khanna at our office. Call us or schedule an appointment online!