At Oak Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide an extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services including teeth bonding. Teeth bonding is a minimally invasive approach to cosmetic dentistry, allowing us to address minor imperfections that may be interfering with your overall smile aesthetics.
Dr. Erika Graham is your local cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC. Learn how Dr. Graham can improve your smile using teeth bonding solutions below.
Teeth Bonding in Durham, NC
Small, minor blemishes can have a major impact on the overall uniformity of your smile. With our teeth bonding services, we conceal minor imperfections on your dental structures using a resin material similar to what it used for dental fillings.
The tooth-colored resin material is designed to match the rest of your smile, ensuring the finished product blends in seamlessly with your smile.
A small coat of the material is applied over the imperfection, hardened using ultraviolet light, and then shaped down to fit in with your bite pattern. This is our most conservative approach to cosmetic dentistry, allowing patients to conceal imperfections with a minimally invasive, one-appointment procedure.
Teeth bonding is suitable for patients of all ages, including children. Some children may have small imperfections on their baby teeth that will go away as their permanent teeth grow in. This makes them the perfect candidates for teeth bonding because small imperfections can be easily concealed using the bonding material in the meantime.
Teeth bonding can be used to address any of the following dental concerns:
- Minor chips
- Minor cracks
- Dental stains
- Gaps between teeth
Our doctors will first check to ensure that any underlying dental concerns are treated before offering cosmetic dentistry options. If any dental damages are impacting the overall functionality of a tooth, restorative dentistry options are also available to address these concerns.
How long goes teeth bonding last?
The bonding material can last on your dental structures for up to ten years. However, your dentist can easily reapply bonding material to maintain your smile aesthetics for many more years after that. As long as you brush and floss twice a day and see your dentist twice a year, your teeth will remain beautiful and healthy.
What does a dental bonding procedure repair?
Dental bonding can help with a wide range of issues such as chipped or fractured teeth. It can also improve the appearance of stained teeth and even help to close gaps. Additionally, it can be the treatment of choice for individuals looking to fill cavities.
How many appointments will I need with dental bonding?
This is a very standard procedure that doesn’t take much time. Your dentist should be able to complete a dental bonding procedure in a single appointment. However, it will depend on the number and difficulty of restorations that you may have. Highly aesthetic restorations tend to take more time.
Will the restoration with dental bonding look natural?
Yes. Dental bonding materials are made to mimic the natural color and texture of the teeth. Furthermore, a skilled cosmetic dentist can make any restoration look as close to your natural tooth as possible.
Schedule a Teeth Bonding Appointment Today
Want to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options? Schedule an appointment with Oak Grove Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. We look forward to helping you create your dream smile.