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Teeth Bonding Towson, MD

Teeth Bonding in Towson, MD

Dental bonding uses a soft composite resin to fix chips, cracks, and discoloration. Because the bonding material is malleable, we can mold it over teeth to create an even look. Bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment best used for minor changes in the smile.  Patients with a small cosmetic problem benefit from dental bonding because it’s an efficient, simple treatment. Dr. Peter Diacoloukas offers teeth bonding in his Towson, MD office to help create brighter rand more balanced-looking smiles. 

What Can Dental Bonding Do?

Using tooth-colored bonding materials, we can:

  • Lengthen short teeth
  • Repair damaged teeth (chips, cracks, fractures)
  • Brighten discolored teeth
  • Cover gaps between teeth

Bonding is best used on the front teeth or teeth with low bite pressure. We may recommend other cosmetic or restorative treatments for more extensive damage. 

Teeth Bonding in Towson, MD

Before treatment, Dr. Diacoloukas will use a shade guide to match the bonding material to the color of natural teeth. Dr. Diacoloukas will clean the teeth. Then, he will roughen the tooth with a conditioning liquid to ensure the bonding material adheres to the tooth’s surface. 

Once the tooth is prepared, he will apply the bonding material and mold it into the correct shape. He will harden the material with light when the tooth is the correct shape and size. Finally, he will polish the tooth for a natural look. Depending on your specific needs, it can take 30 to 60 minutes and multiple visits if you require bonding for multiple teeth.

Caring for Bonded Teeth

Because bonding can chip, you need to avoid bad oral health habits like nail biting or chewing on hard food or objects like ice. The bonding material is also porous, so patients should avoid staining foods, drinks, and tobacco 48 hours after the procedure. The nicotine found in tobacco and foods and drinks like wine, coffee, tea, berries, or tomatoes can stain newly bonded teeth.

Receive A Brighter, Balanced New Smile

Are you looking for a convenient way to treat damaged or discolored teeth? Ask us about dental bonding. Schedule a dental appointment on our website or call Dr. Diacoloukas at 443-282-3641.