Dental Bonding

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bondingGot chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth?

Loudoun Dental Associates can help.

Dental Bonding might be right for you.

A conservative, less intrusive way to repair damaged teeth, bonding is a process that involves a white filling placed onto the tooth; the filling then bonds (Hence the name.) to and with the tooth, resulting in a seamless appearance.

Tooth bonding can also be used as an alternative for amalgam fillings on both front and back teeth, depending on the exact location and the extent of tooth decay present. Many of our dental patients now prefer bonded fillings, actually, because the white color is specifically formulated from a variety of available shades to closely match the appearance of the natural tooth.

During the dental bonding procedure, your dentist will follow these steps:

  1. Select a Shade: Using a shade guide, your dentist will choose a composite resin material that closely matches the color of your natural teeth.
  2. Prepare Your Tooth: The surface of your tooth will be roughened, and a conditioning liquid will be applied. These actions enhance the bonding material’s adhesion to your tooth.
  3. Apply the Composite Resin Material: The dentist will apply the putty-like composite resin material, molding and smoothing it to achieve the desired shape.
  4. Cure the Material: To bond the material securely to the tooth’s surface, a special curing light will be used to harden the composite resin.
  5. Polish Your Tooth: Lastly, your dentist will perform any necessary final adjustments and polish your tooth, leaving it with a natural-looking shine.

Bonding is also less expensive than other restorative or cosmetic dental treatments, and often requires just one treatment to Loudoun Dental Associates. It should be noted, however, that bonding can stain and may break easier than porcelain veneers would. (Broken or chipped bonding can be easily repaired in one visit to your Stone Ridge cosmetic dentist.)

Interested in learning more about dental bonding?

Contact Loudoun Dental Associates to schedule a consultation appointment, and to discuss how our bonding dental treatments may be the right answer to fix your chipped, discolored or crooked teeth.