Dental Bonding Repairs Your Teeth
Living with damaged teeth not only poses a risk to your oral health but it can make you feel self-conscious of your smile. Fortunately, you don’t have to let damaged teeth affect your life any longer. At ASE Dental, we offer a non-invasive, gentle solution for fixing cosmetic flaws or minor tooth damage: dental bonding.
Learn all about dental bonding with Dr. Bassford with our patient-friendly guide featured below.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is used to repair teeth, cover up minor cosmetic imperfections, or use in place of an amalgam (silver) filling. Bonding is a frequently used procedure that will help restore your smile and prevent further issues with your oral health. We can use bonding on the front or back teeth, depending on the location and extent of the tooth’s damage.
When We Use Dental Bonding
When you come into our Silver Spring dental office looking to restore or enhance a tooth, Dr. Bassford may recommend dental bonding if you suffer from:
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Spaces between teeth
- Uneven teeth length or shape
- An exposed tooth root
Benefits of Dental Bonding
A dental bonding treatment offers a variety of benefits to patients, including:
- Quick Procedure — You can expect to spend just one session at our Silver Spring office to restore your smile with bonding.
- Affordable — Dental bonding is one of the most inexpensive treatments.
- Minimally Invasive — This is a non-surgical, painless treatment that requires no extra maintenance.
- Versatile — The dental resin used for bonding is durable and flexible, allowing Dr. Bassford to use this treatment as both cosmetic and preventive measures.
- Long-Lasting — Dental bonding can last up to 10 years with proper oral hygiene care.
The Dental Bonding Process
Your new smile with dental bonding can be achieved in just one appointment at our Silver Spring office. There’s little to no preparation needed before beginning your bonding procedure. Dental sedation isn’t usually necessary unless you have a completely decayed tooth, a chipped tooth too close to the nerve, or a tooth that needs to be reshaped or drilled.
Dr. Bassford will precisely match an appropriate composite resin to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. The resin will bond to your tooth, be smoothed to your desired shape, and be completed with a polishing treatment. Now you’re ready to show off your smile with newfound confidence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental bonding uses a strong, tooth-colored resin that hardens and securely bonds with your tooth using a special light. The bonding material may break or stain over time, or if you suffer from bruxism, it can chip, crack, or break. Let Dr. Bassford know about any other conditions so she can ensure your dental bonding treatment can last as long as possible.
If your bonding material gets damaged, or you feel any sharp pain or rough edges following your treatment, contact our Silver Spring office right away. We’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as we can so Dr. Bassford can examine it.
No, the dental bonding procedure isn’t painful. Dental sedation isn’t typically needed because the affected area in which the tooth is bonded isn’t sensitive. If you’re feeling nervous or anxious about the bonding procedure, let Dr. Bassford and our dental team know. We’ll discuss the options you have that can make you feel comfortable during your treatment.
Visit ASE Dental for Quality Care
No matter what condition your oral health is in, Dr. Bassford is here to help. Even if you’re suffering from minor tooth damage, it’s still imperative to repair it. Dental bonding can give you your smile back and restore your oral health. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Bassford, call our Silver Spring office at (301)-593-5500, or you can fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!