Tooth Bonding Towson, MD

Teeth Bonding An Overview

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which bonds the material to the tooth to restore or improve a person’s smile.

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Benefits Of Dental Bonding

Dental bonding provides patients with cosmetic and dental health benefits. Bonding can repair a broken or chipped tooth or close gaps between teeth without the need for lengthy orthodontic treatments. Typically, Dr. Welinksky can use dental bonding to improve the appearance of your smile in just one visit to the dentist office.

  • Requires less removal of tooth enamel
  • Repairs damaged or broken teeth
  • Can close gaps in teeth
  • Durable, lasting material
  • Can be molded and color matched to adjacent teeth
  • Natural looking results
  • Can be altered in the future
  • Ideal for developing smiles

Does Dental Bonding Require Special After Care?

Dental Bonding is quick and convenient, allowing you to get back to your normal routine quickly. After your bonding procedure is complete, care for your smile as you normally would, including tooth brushing, flossing and regular dental care.

Is Dental Bonding A Permanent Solution?

Dental bonding is not a permanent solution, however, can be a long-lasting solution if taken care of properly. Dental bonding can last five years or more before typically needing to be replaced or to be refinished. Some patients can maintain bonded teeth for up to 10 years with good oral habits and dental care.

Schedule A Consultation

The first step towards a healthy, beautiful new smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Welinksy. Contact our family-friendly dentistry office if you interested in learning more about dental bonding. Contact us at  (410) 692-8453 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinksy’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.

Teeth Bonding What to Expect

Dental bonding is much like a dental filling procedure and completed in one visit. Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort and are comfortable with a local anesthetic to numb the area.

  • Step 1 – Preparation
    • Little advance preparation is needed for dental bonding. Anesthesia is often not necessary unless the bonding is being used to fill a decayed tooth, the tooth needs to be drilled to change its shape, or the chip is near the nerve. Your dentist will use a shade guide to select a composite resin color that will closely match the color of your tooth.
  • Step 2 – The Bonding Process
    • Next, the surface of the tooth will be roughened and a conditioning liquid applied. These procedures help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. The tooth-colored, putty-like resin is then applied, molded, and smoothed to the desired shape. A bright, usually blue, light, or laser is then used to harden the material. After the material is hardened, your dentist will further trim and shape it and polish it to match the sheen of the rest of the tooth surface.
  • Step 3 – Completion
    • Dental bonding takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete.

Teeth Bonding FAQs

Is Dental Bonding Expensive?

Dental bonding is less expensive than veneers. Each patient is different and it will be best to schedule a consultation to receive a personalized quote for your dental needs.

Dr. Kevin Welinsky DDS

Why choose Welinsky Dental Care?

Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a Baltimore native and second generation dentist serving patients and families in the Towson, Parkville and greater Baltimore area. Dedicated to providing the best possible patient experience, Dr. Welinsky, and our office team emphasizes the importance of patient education as the foundation for your dental care in our office.

We offer comprehensive dentistry for the maintenance of your oral health and work with patients on an individual basis to achieve specific goals for restoring or enhancing smiles.