Teeth Bonding Succasunna, NJ

Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Try teeth bonding.

Dr. Ira Goldberg is a dentist in Succasunna, NJ that offers dental bonding to his patients at Morris County Dental Associates. Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry solution that benefits patients who have severe tooth staining, tooth damage, or chipped or cracked teeth. This treatment covers teeth to lighten them and improve their aesthetics.

Tooth Bonding in Succasunna, NJ

Dental Bonding Treatment at Morris County Dental Associates

Dental bonding is a technique that dentists use to fix, repair, or close gaps in teeth. There are a few simple steps that we follow when providing a dental bonding treatment. First, Dr. Goldberg will clean the tooth or teeth and shape it with a dental file to make sure the surface is free of any debris. Next, he will select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your natural teeth. Dr. Goldberg does this to make sure you have a virtually unnoticeable treatment result.

Then, he will apply a tooth-colored, biocompatible composite resin that he hand-sculpts into the desired shape. We will cure the composite resin material with a special light that hardens it fairly quickly. Once the composite has set, Dr. Goldberg will polish it to match the appearance of a natural tooth and your surrounding teeth. That’s it! The process takes a single visit and you can use your newly repaired tooth almost immediately.

When is Tooth Bonding Needed?

Tooth bonding is a very versatile procedure. We can use dental bonding for multiple dental problems. It can benefit patients with:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Minor chips or cracks
  • Discolored teeth
  • Damaged teeth

Do any of these problems sound familiar to you? Our professional dental team will ensure that you receive comfortable and comprehensive tooth-bonding treatment at Morris County Dental Associates.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is a less permanent more economical solution than dental veneers, and is, therefore, a good option for patients who may not want to commit to a lasting treatment. The bio-composite material that we bond to your teeth can last about 3 to 10 years before needing touch-ups or replacement. Patients can also choose the shade that they want for a brighter smile.

Tooth bonding enhances patients’ smiles aesthetically and functionally. They are able to correct a variety of smile concerns, such as tooth chips, cracks, or discoloration. They are also able to improve tooth alignment and alter the shape of patients’ teeth to meet their smile goals. 

Post-Treatment Care

Taking proper care of your tooth bonding is essential to ensure longevity and maintain a beautiful and natural appearance. After treatment, you should avoid teeth-staining foods and beverages for at least 48 hours. You can brush and floss your teeth normally after the procedure, although you should avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard food objects following treatment.

It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth. Good oral hygiene practices help prevent staining, decay, and gum disease, keeping your bonded teeth in excellent condition.

While tooth bonding material is resistant to staining, it can still be affected by certain substances. Limiting your consumption of dark-colored beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine is important to maintaining the aesthetics of your bonding. Additionally, avoid tobacco use, as it can cause discoloration and compromise the appearance of the bonded teeth.

Scheduling routine dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure the overall health of your teeth and the longevity of the bonding. During these visits, we can assess the condition of the bonding and make any necessary adjustments or repairs. If you notice any changes in the bonding, such as chips, cracks, or rough edges, contact our office as soon as possible. Early intervention can prevent further damage and help maintain the integrity of the bonding.

Tooth Bonding FAQs

Do you have further questions about teeth bonding and how it can benefit your smile? Continue reading to learn more and to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office. 

How long does it take for teeth bonding to set?

Composite bonding typically takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes to set. Bonding is one of the easier and more affordable cosmetic dental procedures. Most patients do not need their mouths numbed either.

Is bonding painful?

The bonding process and procedure are rarely painful. We may administer anesthesia, but is not required. Teeth may feel sensitive to temperature, but they should not hurt after a bonding procedure.

What foods should I avoid with bonded teeth?

Bonded teeth are strong, however, bonds can break. Patients with bonds should be careful when eating tough meats, hard candy, hard fruits, and tough bread. Hard or chewy foods are more likely to break or damage your bond.

How long do you have to wait to eat after getting a tooth bonded?

After getting tooth bonding, patients should wait to eat any hard or chewy foods for the first 24 hours. It typically takes about 24 hours before the bond has fully set so it is best to stick to a soft diet for this period.

Can I drink coffee with bonded teeth?

Coffee along with red wine, tea, and smoking can stain teeth. Patients should avoid these drinks and substances after the first 48 hours of getting a teeth bonding treatment to reduce staining.

How long should a bonded tooth last?

Dental bonds typically last between 5-10 years. The amount of time that they last vary based on their location, diet, and oral care routine. A good oral care routine and a healthy diet will promote the health of your bond and help it to last longer.

Schedule a Dental Exam Today

Dr. Goldberg offers tooth bonding treatment in Succasunna, NJ. Call 973-298-5893 if you want to get brighter and fuller teeth. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg on our website. The staff of Morris County Dental Associates will be happy to help you if you have any remaining questions about dental treatment.