Bonding

Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS

General Dentists located in Bowie, MD

If you’ve been looking for a quick, easy, and painless way to improve your smile, look no further than dental bonding. Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, can use this dental procedure to transform your smile in a single visit to his comfortable, friendly office in Bowie, Maryland. To find out if bonding could be right for you, call Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, or book your appointment online today.

Bonding Q & A

Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS

What is dental bonding?

If you have chipped, discolored, or uneven teeth, you may think that crowns and veneers are your best option. But they can be expensive, and the process of affixing them in your mouth can be intensive. Bonding offers an easier, more affordable solution.

During tooth bonding, Dr. Chappelle applies a tooth-colored, plastic-based composite resin to your tooth. He uses a special light to harden the mixture and bond it to the tooth. In a single visit, you can complete this cosmetic dentistry procedure and transform your smile.

Who is right for dental bonding?

Because dental bonding is such a quick and easy process, it’s ideal for a wide range of cosmetic issues. Bonding can be used to correct teeth that are:

  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Too short
  • Gapped
  • Cracked
  • Unevenly shaped

Dental bonding can also be used to fix tooth decay. The composite resin can effectively fill in cavities. It can also be used to protect the root of a tooth that has been exposed by receding gums.

What can I expect during a dental bonding procedure?

Almost no preparation is needed for your bonding. In most cases, anesthesia is unnecessary.

The most important step of your preparation process is color matching. Dr. Chappelle will choose a resin that exactly matches the color of your natural teeth to ensure the best, most natural-looking results.

He slightly roughens the area of your tooth that will be bonded so that the bonding will be more secure. Once the surface of the tooth is prepared, Dr. Chappelle puts the resin on your tooth. Since it has the consistency of putty, he is able to mold it to help you meet your smile goals. Once he’s molded it properly, he will set it in place using a special light.

The entire bonding process usually takes less than an hour per tooth. The results usually last between three and 10 years.

Bonding is one of the fastest, simplest cosmetic dentistry procedures. If you’ve been looking for a way to transform your smile without lengthy appointments or expensive, lab-created crowns or veneers, ask Dr. Chappelle about dental bonding.

To get started, call Edward H. Chappelle Jr., DDS, or schedule your appointment online today.