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Dental Bonding


Woman with a beautiful smile in front of blue backgroundIf you have a tooth that is discolored, cracked, or chipped, a cosmetic tooth bonding may be the best and least expensive fix for it. Bonding can also be used to change the shape of your teeth, make them appear longer, and can close large spaces between your teeth. When getting a tooth bonding, a composite resin is used to repair the damage to the tooth, giving you back a radiant smile that you want to show all the time. Stansell Dentistry Associates can help you determine if tooth bonding is the right procedure for you.

How Does Teeth Bonding Work?


Tooth bonding is a good alternative for those who do not want to undergo invasive surgery like you would with a crown or a veneer. It requires no anesthesia and only requires one visit to our office to get the procedure done. It is considered a more practical procedure for those who only have minor damages to their teeth.

The procedure requires us to first use a shade guide to determine the best and most natural-looking composite resin color that blends with your tooth. The surface of your tooth is then roughened to make it easier to apply the liquid that will bind your natural tooth with the composite resin. After the bonding liquid is placed, the composite resin is applied to the tooth and we will mold and shape it. Ultraviolet lights are then used to harden the composite resin to keep it sturdy. Alterations may be done after it has hardened to ensure it looks like your surrounding teeth. After our dentist is satisfied with the results, the tooth will be polished.

The procedure takes between thirty to sixty minutes to complete, allowing you to return to normal daily activity immediately after you leave the office. The procedure only takes one session unless you have more than one tooth that needs to be bonded. This will require additional visits because we only perform one at a time to allow each one to set properly.

Are There Any Associated Risks For Teeth Bonding?


There are minimal risks involved with a tooth bonding procedure. One downside to a tooth bond is that it is not as strong as your natural teeth, which makes it more susceptible to cracking, chipping, or simply falling off. You will have to be cautious with how you use those teeth moving forward, as biting into anything hard such as ice can increase the likelihood of it chipping.

Aftercare For Teeth Bonding


How long your tooth bond lasts depends solely on your maintenance and care of it after the procedure. The composite resin is susceptible to staining, more so than your natural teeth are, so it is best to avoid any staining foods and beverages within the first forty-eight hours of getting the bonding done. Keeping up with your oral habits, such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash will ensure your bond does not start to discolor. Check your tooth after the first few days to see if you notice any unusual sharp edges or if it feels unusual biting and chewing your food. Our dentist may have to reshape the bond to ensure it works properly. If your bond chips or falls out, contact us immediately to resolve the issue promptly.

Living with a chipped, cracked, or stained tooth can be uncomfortable. At Stansell Dentistry Associates we take your oral health seriously and want to help you maintain a beautiful smile. Contact us at 984-477-0177 to schedule an appointment for a tooth bonding procedure and we will guide you through the process.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




10207 Cerny Street, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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