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.
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?
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.
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.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
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.