Tooth Bonding Nashua, NH

Tooth Bonding An Overview

Nashua, New Hampshire dentists Dr. Keith Levesque and Dr. Tara Vogel offer comprehensive solutions for cosmetic and dental health concerns for patients of all ages.

Tooth bonding is an economical and popular method for both addressing tooth damage and enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

Bonding can be used to correct chips, cracks, or gaps in teeth, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. The bonding material can also be used as a dental filling after a cavity has been removed.

Bonding, or composite resin tooth fillings, is an obvious improvement over unsightly silver amalgam fillings. With the advancements in dental materials and technology, bonding usually lasts for over 10 years.

It is a safe, affordable, and attractive solution for many dental problems. Tooth bonding is often the perfect solution for young patients or adults not ready for the commitment of porcelain veneers.

Tooth Bonding What to Expect

The tooth bonding process is completed during a single visit to our Nashua, New Hampshire, dentist office. For your comfort, we will apply a local anesthetic to the area to be treated.

If necessary, we may remove a small amount of tooth surface or etch the enamel for placing the composite material. Doing this ensures that the composite adheres to the teeth as easily as possible.

We then place the composite resin on the affected tooth or teeth. The resin is color-matched to your smile so that it blends in with your natural tooth enamel.

We mold and sculpt the resin over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth.

After the resin has been applied, ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a fresh, natural look.

With good oral hygiene and routine dental care, tooth bonding can last for many years. Remember to schedule routine visits at Levesque Dentistry so that we can help you maintain your results.

Call (603) 547-9203 or request an appointment online if you want to improve the look of your smile with dental bonding treatment.

If you ever see any chips or cracks over the years, we can help you touch up your smile. Our goal is to provide you with natural-looking results.

Tooth Bonding FAQs

Is tooth bonding permanent?

No. Although tooth bonding is not a permanent cosmetic treatment, it can last for over ten years if you maintain your oral health.

Is dental bonding bad for teeth?

No, tooth bonding treatment does not damage the natural tooth below the bonding material. Over many years, the bonding material may chip or crack, but this does not affect the natural tooth enamel.

How much is dental bonding treatment?

Dental bonding can cost $200 to $400 per treated tooth. However, we can work with your insurance to see if they will cover a percentage of your treatment.

Is tooth bonding reversible?

Yes, if you want to try another cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers, we can remove the bonding material from your tooth enamel. This process does not damage your natural teeth and can be completed in-office.

How long does it take dental bonding to set?

On average it takes anywhere from 30-60 minutes for your bonding to fully set. Boning dries immediately, so you will leave our dental office without cracks and gaps in your teeth!

How long after bonding can I eat?

Feel free to eat and drink before or after your scheduled bonding appointment. However, after teeth bonding, you might be slightly more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures so we recommend avoiding the extremes of these.

Can a dentist replace a bonded tooth?

Yes! Your dentist can replace the bonding on your teeth. The process for replacing it takes very little time and is relatively simple. The most difficult step in replacing bonding is removing the old bond.