Instant remedy for minor teeth problems at VPreston Dental!

There’s an easy and immediate way to repair your damaged teeth. Bonding will help your teeth look like the way it should without hurting your budget.

Tooth Bonding is one of the economical services you can enjoy at VPreston Dental, one of the leading service providers for dental bonding in Raleigh. It is a dental procedure wherein your teeth are repaired using composite resin, covering the areas with a chipped, discolored, or decayed tooth. The resin is hardened using a special kind of light which bonds it to the tooth, thus its name. Unlike veneers, wherein it should be manufactured to ensure customized fit, you can achieve the results of tooth bonding almost immediately.

How do dentists do it?

The main objective of tooth bonding is to repair teeth without making it appear obvious. So it’s very important that the dentist will choose the right composite resin color to match the natural shade of your teeth. They have a chart or a guide to help them decide which color is best.

Composite resin or white filling is a mixture of plastic and glass. Just before the dentist places the composite to the tooth, she will roughen the surface and apply an adhesive material so that the resin will be on its proper place.

When the putty-like resin is applied, the dentist then molds it to the shape similar to the patient’s natural teeth. After this step, the tooth with the composite material will be exposed to laser or ultraviolet light to harden it.

Done? Not just yet.

Dentists don’t usually spend too much time preparing for the procedure, but a good amount of polishing in the final part is applied to achieve perfection. Dentists make sure that the resin is hard enough to stand this procedure.

When is a Tooth Bonding best for me?

Tooth bonding is done primarily for cosmetics. If you visit your dentist for dental bonding in Raleigh with one or more of these reasons, you may qualify for this procedure:

  • You want to improve the appearance of your discolored teeth.
  • You want to repair a decayed tooth.
  • You want to even out a chipped tooth.
  • You want to close spaces in between teeth.
  • Your dentist advised to protect the root of your tooth after the gum recedes.

How long do I have to wait before the whole process is done?

The good thing about tooth bonding is that you can literally have an instant outcome. Since it is only applicable for minor teeth damages, a good 30 to 60 minutes waiting time per tooth is enough. You just need to be a little patient, and you’re good to go!


After the whole process wait, at least 24-48 hours before having a cup of coffee, tea, or any beverage that has strong coloring content. If you’re a smoker, it’s best to minimize your consumption to avoid rapid discoloration of the bonded tooth.

Ask Dr. Valerie M. Preston about the choices that suit you best. If you feel that you need to undergo dental bonding in Raleigh, don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit us!

To learn more about dental bonding visit WebMD for more information.

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