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Dental Bonding – Ellicott, MD

Enjoy a Beautiful Smile with Cosmetic Bonding

Woman at cosmetic dentist in Ellicott City.

Do you have minor aesthetic imperfections that make you feel embarrassed by your smile? You don’t need to feel insecure about the appearance of your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Ellicott City can correct the flaws and give your confidence a boost using dental bonding. The minimally invasive procedure can achieve drastic results after just one appointment. We’ll help you achieve your dream smile using a solution that looks natural.

What is Dental Bonding?

Dental model of a chipped front tooth.

Dental bonding goes by many names, like cosmetic bonding. No matter what you call it, you can enjoy an effective option to improve the overall color, size, and shape of a tooth. A composite resin material is customized to match the color of your enamel to blend in with your teeth. It’s placed on a tooth to fix minor cosmetic issues, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Chips, cracks, abnormally shaped teeth
  • Dark tooth discoloration and stains
  • Gaps between teeth

What Can I Expect During Dental Bonding?

Man during dental bonding procedure.

If you’re interested in dental bonding in Ellicott City, you’ll need to schedule a consultation to ensure you’re a candidate for the procedure. After creating a customized treatment plan, we’ll begin the process of transforming your smile. On average, you can expect it to take 30 to 60 minutes depending on the number of teeth you’re treating. If you want to improve several teeth, we may recommend more than one appointment.

We’ll begin by cleaning your teeth and applying a weak acid to your tooth to open the pores in your enamel and dentin. Once it has been rinsed from your tooth, the resin is applied, which has been previously shaded to match your enamel. After the resin is sculpted into the ideal shape, a special dental light is used to quickly harden it. We’ll smooth and polish your tooth before you leave, so you can walk out with a beautiful smile.

What are the Benefits of Dental Bonding?

Woman pointing to her smile after dental bonding.

When compared to other cosmetic treatments, dental bonding offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Quick results
  • Looks natural
  • Durable
  • Cost-effective
  • Versatile

How Long Does Dental Bonding Last?

Dental bonding can last for a decade or longer with the right aftercare. You can help protect your investment by following a few tips:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste.
  • Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each session.
  • Use high-quality dental floss to clean between each tooth.
  • Wear an athletic mouthguard if you play sports.
  • Don’t use your teeth as tools.
  • Don’t chew on inedible objects.
  • Avoid biting or chewing overly hard or sticky foods.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.

Invest in a Beautiful Smile

If you’re ready to feel confident about your smile, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for dental bonding. We’ll evaluate your teeth and discuss your concerns to create the personalized plan you need to achieve a picture-perfect smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.