Dental Composite Bonding

Dental Bonding in Sterling, VA

Dental bonding is a dental treatment that can help improve your smile. If your teeth are chipped, gapped, stained, or slightly out of alignment, dental bonding will help you get the smile that you have always dreamed of having.

Bonding uses a composite resin material that closely matches the color of your existing teeth. Our dentist will work with you to ensure we achieve the desired appearance of your teeth.

This cosmetic procedure can be done to:

  • Fix chipped or cracked teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Cover stained teeth that cannot be fixed with whitening
  • Lengthen or add to teeth to create a more symmetrical look

Tooth bonding can also be used instead of amalgam fillings for those with metal allergies or those wanting a more natural look, and the bonding material can be used on front and back teeth.

Benefits of Tooth Bonding

There are many dental benefits to tooth bonding in Sterling, VA:

  • Long-lasting results that do not fade over time
  • Comfortable and straightforward dental treatment
  • No need to send dental impressions away and wait for dental crowns
  • A quick dental treatment process
  • During dental bonding, no dental drills are used, so the gums are not exposed to any dental instruments.
  • A comfortable dental procedure that causes little dental stress
  • Minimal dental aftercare instructions

If you think bonding could be proper for you, please reach out to our dental office to schedule a consultation at 703-421-8988 today!

Dental Bonding vs. Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are dental restorations that can fix many dental issues, including minor cosmetic flaws. However, veneers can only be applied to the front of teeth, limiting the range of imperfections they can cover. Veneers also need to be sent to a lab to be created, where dental bonding can be done entirely in the office.

Dental bonding may be a better treatment plan for some people because it is less intensive and more affordable treatment. In addition, veneers can last longer than composite resin bonding, but our dental team will work with you to determine which dental restoration process is best for your smile.

What to Expect During a Dental Bonding Procedure

The bonding procedure can be completed in under an hour in just one visit. Before any restoration or treatment begins, our dental team will provide any information and answer any questions you may have. Your confidence and comfort are our priority.

First, our dentist will mix the resin to match your surrounding teeth. Next, we will gently remove any existing debris and clean the tooth or teeth to receive bonding. After cleaning, we will add a small amount of acid to etch the tooth so that the resin will properly bond. After the tooth is rinsed and dried, we will apply the dental composite resin material to your teeth to achieve the desired appearance of your smile. Finally, the bonded tooth is cured with a special light to harden the resin. This process may take multiple applications depending on the location and desired outcome.

Our dentist will check to ensure the newly bonded teeth do not affect your bite and that your smile is symmetrical. Then, we will polish the bonded surface to give it the shiny look of natural teeth. Soon you will have that ideal smile to show off again.

For most patients, dental bonding lasts between three to ten years, depending on the location of the teeth and habits of the patient.

Here are a few precautions to take if you have a bonded tooth:

  • Don’t chew on hard items lik4 ice.
  • Make sure to continue proper oral hygiene routines.
  • Do not grind or clench your teeth.
  • Wear a mouthguard during sporting activities.

Dental bonding is still considered a restoration even with these precautions, so it is beneficial to regularly visit the dental office for checkups and professional dental cleaning.

Schedule an Appointment at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, VA, today!

Our PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry team is here for you if you need a dental practice that provides the highest quality dental care in the Sterling, VA, area. To schedule a consultation or more information about dental bonding, please contact us at 703-421-8988 today.