Tooth bonding is a flexible, multi-use treatment that involves the precise placement of a material that has been custom-tinted to match the tooth enamel and dentin. Medford dentist Dr. Parnaik uses tooth bonding treatment for teeth that have chipped, cracked, broken, discolored or otherwise decayed.
About Tooth Bonding
The advantage of tooth bonding is that it can be used to repair actual problems with teeth as well as enhance their appearance. Dr. Parnaik offers composite bonding for patients who have patients who have minor cosmetic or functional issues. Tooth bonding is typically complete in a single office visit.
Composite dental bonding is commonly used to treat:
- Diastemas (spaces between teeth)
- Minor tooth chips
- Cracked teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth decay and dental cavities
About the Tooth Bonding Procedure
The process for composite bonding is a procedure very similar to having a resin dental filling placed. Dr. Parnaik will apply a biocompatible, tooth-colored composite material directly to the tooth. Once the material has been applied to the tooth, it is sculpted into the correct shape and then treated with a special light to harden it into place. This creates a final structure that exactly matches the original tooth topography with a perfect fit to the upper teeth.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
How much does tooth bonding cost?
Dental bonding is usually more affordable than alternative treatments like porcelain veneers or crowns. Most tooth bonding procedures are covered by insurance.
How long does tooth bonding last?
Dental bonding does not last as long as alternatives like veneers, inlays/onlays and dental crowns. With proper care and maintenance, you can expect tooth bonding to last five years or more.
Do dental composites require special care?
Composite resin is not as resistant to stains from foods and beverages as compared to porcelain restorations. Avoid smoking or tobacco use and maintain regular visits to the dentist.