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Dental Bonding

Dental tooth bonding is a great “fix-all” cosmetic dentistry solution. Wherever you need help, tooth bonding is a flexible tool that can be used to correct:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Breaks
  • Decay
  • Discoloration
  • Shape, sizing, and spacing problems

Unlike a porcelain crown, where the restoration is created from an impression and then placed over the natural tooth, bonding is a putty-like, tooth-colored resin that is molded into the desired shape and then hardened with a high-intensity light. The Royal Oak team will match it to your natural tooth shade for a wonderful result.

Tooth bonding is usually recommended if you have minor decay or aesthetic problems. If you have seriously worn or weakened teeth, a crown or porcelain veneers may be a better way to increase strength, functionality, and drastically improve the appearance of your smile.

The Dental Bonding Process

Tooth bonding is not an invasive procedure, and many of our patients do not require anesthesia. Your dentist will numb the area to make sure you do not feel any discomfort. Then, during the procedure, Royal Oak will:

  • Select a shade that is right for you
  • Prepare the tooth surface and apply a special liquid to it to strengthen the attachment of the bonding
  • Apply a bonding composite to your tooth and carefully mold the bonding to perfectly match your smile
  • Harden the tooth bonding with a specially calibrated, high-intensity light
  • Buff and polish the bonding to a beautiful, natural-looking finish

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bonding

  1. How do I care for my bonded teeth?
    Royal Oak Dental Group will give you specific instructions for maintaining your tooth bonding. You will need to maintain at-home brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Try not to eat foods that are stressful to enamel and dental work, like caramel apples and peanut brittle, and do not use teeth for things besides eating!
  2. How long will my tooth bonding last?
    That all depends on your commitment to dental hygiene, frequency of dental visits, and your eating habits. The lifespan of tooth bonding can range from three years up to about 10 years. Your dental tooth bonding can be touched-up in a short appointment anytime you become unsatisfied with its appearance.
  3. Is dental bonding expensive?
    Tooth bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry treatments we offer. First you will want to CHECK with your dental insurer to find out if bonding is a covered treatment. You are encouraged to discuss our fees and financing options with a team member who can help you fit the treatment comfortably into your budget
  4. What are some suitable alternatives to tooth bonding?
    Patients wishing to correct minor defects like small cracks, chips or discoloration should also consider the benefits of porcelain veneers and porcelain fillings. If a tooth has become severely weakened by decay or damage, a porcelain crown may be necessary.

For more information on modern cosmetic options, call Royal Oak Dental Group today to set up your dental bonding consultation. To see past smile makeovers and cosmetic work by Royal Oak Dental Group, take a look at our cosmetic dentistry pictures!

We can help you find a solution to your dental problem. Royal Oak Dental Group’s dental offices are located in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Siler City.

 

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Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
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Dear Patient:
 
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
 
Sincerely,
Royal Oak Dental Group