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Teeth Bonding Timonium, MD

Tooth bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that changes tooth shape, color, and position. 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. We use a composite resin material to give our patients the most natural-looking, durable result. This material is molded and color-matched to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. Restore the look and function of your smile with tooth bonding.

Tooth Bonding in Timonium, Maryland

What Can Tooth Bonding Treat?

If you are looking for a solution to address any of these imperfections, dental bonding can:

  • Fix gaps or spaces between the teeth
  • Brighten stained or discolored teeth
  • Add structure to chipped or cracked teeth
  • Restore misshapen teeth

There are also many benefits to teeth bonding in our Timonium, MD office:

  • Treatment in just one office visit
  • Economical treatment
  • Minimal tooth preparation
  • Non-invasive care

If you have discolored or damaged teeth, please get in touch with our office for an appointment. We will gladly help you find the right cosmetic solution for your needs.

Teeth Bonding Treatment in Timonium, MD

Before treatment, Dr. Karpovich will review your dental history, budget, and goals. He will make sure tooth bonding is the right option for you. Additionally, he will ensure that you are in good oral health before treatment.

To begin bonding treatment, Dr. Karpovich will roughen tooth enamel so that the bonding material may adhere to the tooth. Dr. Karpovich may also apply a conditioning liquid. He will use a shade guide to match the bonding material to the tooth or surrounding natural teeth.

Then, Dr. Karpovich shapes and molds bio-composite material onto the tooth. He will trim the material to ensure it fits your bite. After the material is the desired shape and size, Dr. Karpovich hardens the bonding material with a special curing light. Finally, he polishes the tooth.

How to Care for Teeth Bonding

After teeth bonding treatment in our Timonium, MD, office, you must keep your bonding material bright and intact:

  • Brush and Floss: You can brush bonded teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Additionally, you can floss before brushing to prevent bacterial buildup between teeth.
  • Avoid Staining Foods and Drinks: Bonded teeth are prone to staining. Avoid berries, tomatoes, wine, coffee, tea, and soda to prevent tooth stains.
  • Don’t Smoke: Like foods and drinks, the nicotine and tar in tobacco products can stain bonding. Avoid smoking cigarettes, vaping, and other tobacco products.
  • Avoid Hard Foods and Objects: Do not directly bite down on hard or crunchy foods with your bonded teeth. Additionally, do not chew on ice or use your teeth as tools. You can chip or crack the bonding material.
  • Visit Our Dental Office Regularly: Routine dental cleanings and exams aren’t just for natural teeth. We will brush and floss your teeth and gums during regular visits. In addition, we will ensure your bonded teeth stay bright and intact.

Tooth Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

Although they may be used for the same purposes, dental bonding and porcelain veneers vary in price and longevity. Dental bonding is often a temporary fix for dental issues. Patients typically receive bonding treatment while they 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. However, veneers require more tooth preparation. This preparation process is irreversible.

Teeth Bonding FAQs

Tooth bonding is a popular procedure for many different dental problems. Read 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 slightly sensitive because we have to remove a minimal amount of tooth structure. However, we remove a small portion of the tooth, so you may not feel anything.

Can I get cavities with tooth bonding?

The bonding material itself isn’t alive body tissue. So tooth decay won’t damage the bonding material. However, you still have your natural teeth underneath the bonding material. These teeth are still prone 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?

Traditional whitening techniques don’t work on dental bonding material. The bonding material is entirely removable, though. If you need a different shade so that your bonded teeth still look natural in your smile, we can replace the old bonding with new 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 three to ten years. You can do many things 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 also be an effective solution for children. It’s also one of the most affordable solutions, so just about anyone can afford it. You would rarely be ineligible for bonding treatment.

Request a Dental Bonding Consultation at Paul W. Karpovich, DDS, P.A.

Are you looking for affordable cosmetic dental treatment? Want to learn more about teeth bonding in our Timonium, MD office? Call (410) 221-3085 for treatment today. Alternatively, you can schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Karpovich on our website.