Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that changes the shape, color, and position of teeth. Dr. Paul Karpovich provides teeth bonding treatment to patients in Timonium, MD.
Dental bonding is a simple treatment that addresses minor restorative and cosmetic dentistry concerns. To give our patients the most natural-looking, durable result, we use a composite resin material that can be molded and color-matched to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Restore the look and function of your smile with an economical option using tooth bonding.
What Can Tooth Bonding Treat?
If you are looking for a solution to address any of these imperfections, dental bonding can be implemented to:
- Fix gaps or spaces between the teeth
- Brighten stained or discolored teeth
- Add structure to chipped or cracked teeth
- Restore misshapen teeth
If you have discolored or damaged teeth, please contact our office for an appointment. We will gladly help you find the right cosmetic solution for your specific need.
Dental Bonding Treatment in Timonium
Before treatment, Dr. will review your dental history, budget, and goals with you to ensure tooth bonding is the right option. He will remove a small portion of the tooth enamel so that the bonding material may adhere properly. Then, Dr. Karpovich shapes and molds bio-composite material onto the tooth. When it is the desired shape and size, Dr. Karpovich uses a special curing light to complete the treatment.
Tooth Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers
Although they may be used for mostly the same purposes, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers vary in price and longevity. Dental bonding is often a temporary fix for dental issues and is typically used while patients decide on a more permanent restoration.
Tooth bonding is not permanent but can last many years with proper care. If you want to try a permanent option like dental veneers down the road, our dental team can help you explore your options. Dental veneers are a permanent fix to most cosmetic dental issues.
Tooth Bonding FAQs
Tooth bonding is a popular procedure for many different dental problems. Read the answers to these frequently asked questions to learn more.
Does tooth bonding hurt?
No, you shouldn’t feel any pain with the bonding process. If anything, you’ll feel a slight amount of sensitivity because we have to remove a minimal amount of tooth structure. However, it’s an extremely small amount, so you may not feel anything at all.
Can I get cavities with tooth bonding?
The bonding material itself isn’t alive body tissue, so it won’t be impacted by tooth decay. However, you still have your natural teeth underneath the bonding material. These teeth are still susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. Continue to have a diligent oral healthcare routine. If the tooth structure underneath the bonding material is compromised, the bonding material can come loose or fall off.
Can I whiten bonded teeth?
No, traditional whitening techniques don’t work on the material we use for dental bonding. The bonding material is completely removable, though. If you need a different shade so that your bonded teeth still look natural in your smile, we can remove the bonding and replace it with bonding that matches this new shade of white.
How long does tooth bonding last?
While dental bonding is a temporary solution, it can still last a long time with proper care. It can last anywhere from 3-10 years. There are many things you can do to ensure that it’s taken care of and lasts longer, starting with keeping a dedicated oral healthcare routine.
What can’t I do with bonded teeth?
You should be able to eat and drink fairly normally. We recommend avoiding biting directly down on hard or crunchy foods, as this can chip the material or cause it to loosen. Bonding material is stain-resistant, but it can still stain. If you’re drinking coffee or tea regularly, it may discolor the material.
Am I a good candidate for dental bonding?
Dental bonding is one of the most versatile dental treatments. Almost anyone is eligible. It’s removable, so it can be an effective solution for children, too. It’s also one of the most affordable solutions, so just about anyone can afford it. It’s rare that you would be ineligible for bonding treatment.
Request a Dental Bonding Consultation at Paul W. Karpovich, DDS, P.A.
Want to learn more about dental bonding? Call (410) 221-3085 for treatment today. Alternatively, you can request a consultation with Dr. Karpovich on our website.