Do you ever feel self-conscious of chipped or discolored teeth? Ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for teeth bonding.
Unlike other types of cosmetic dentistry, teeth bonding is minimally invasive so you can preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.
We can use dental bonding to correct minor imperfections in teeth that show when you smile and talk.
Continue reading to learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about teeth bonding. If you don’t see your question listed below, feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have so you can make the best decision for your smile.
What is teeth bonding?
Our dentist understands that cosmetic dentistry is as much a science as it is an art. We often recommend dental bonding to repair front teeth with small chips, cracks, cavities, and other minor imperfections. During the , our dentist will apply a tooth-colored resin to the surface of your tooth. This resin is a custom blend our dentist mixes to match the natural color of your tooth enamel.
How long does teeth bonding take?
You may need as little as one appointment for teeth bonding, which means you can leave our office smiling with confidence. It usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes to bond one tooth, which means you may need to schedule several visits to bond several teeth.
Does teeth bonding hurt?
Theis relatively painless. Most likely, you won’t even need pain relievers. However, you may experience some tooth sensitivity to heat and cold after the procedure. If you experience this side effect, you can take an over-the-counter pain medication for relief.
What is the recovery time?
There is no recovery time involved with the tooth bonding procedure. You can go back to work immediately after the procedure and it shouldn’t affect your ability to drive.
How long after the procedure do I have to wait to eat or drink?
You don’t have to wait after your appointment to eat or drink. However, you may experience some slight tooth sensitivity to heat and cold after teeth bonding.
Will teeth bonding affect the fit of my retainer or other oral appliance?
It is possible that dental bonding may slightly alter the way your retainer or other oral appliance fits. However, the effect should be minimal.
Is teeth bonding right for me?
Teeth bonding usually has the best results in areas that experience less pressure from chewing. This usually means that front teeth are elected to be fixed for practical and aesthetic reasons. If you wish to repair a chipped tooth that’s not in the front, it’s still worth bringing it up to your dentist. We can create a customized dental plan to eliminate any physical discomfort or self-esteem issues.
Dr. Adam Piotrowski DDS is a dentist in Grand Rapids MI. To schedule your appointment with us, call Precision Family Dental at (616) 207-1280.