TOOTH BONDING AN OVERVIEW
Do you have a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth? You may want to consider tooth bonding. Is an effective, safe way to address minor cosmetic imperfections. With proper care and maintenance, a bonded tooth can last many years. However, if you would like a more permanent solution, such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers, we can alter your bonded tooth and place your desired restoration.
Cosmetic dentist in Herndon, VA Dr. Mark Jefferies takes a comprehensive approach to your dental care. If you would like to determine if tooth bonding can address your cosmetic concerns, visit our Herndon dental practice.
WHEN IS BONDING USED?
It can be used to address minor cosmetic imperfection, as well as address these key dental issues:
- To fill in gaps between the teeth
- Change the shape of a tooth
- Cover a stained or discolored tooth
- To make a tooth appear longer
- Restore a decayed tooth
- Repair cracked, fractured, or chipped tooth
BENEFITS OF TOOTH BONDING
The treatment offers many cosmetic benefits. Bonding can effectively address a chipped tooth, gaps between teeth, and brighten discolored teeth. The bonding procedure only requires one visit to our Herndon office, and you can enjoy your new smile with no downtime. We can tailor your treatment to address your dental concerns and suit your cosmetic needs. Patients who choose dental bonding can look forward to these key benefits:
- Can close gapped teeth
- Achieve natural looking results
- Can be changed in the future
- Ideal for patients of all ages
- A long-lasting solution for many cosmetic dental concerns
- Requires little to no removal of the existing tooth structure
Bonding can last many years; however, if you want a more permanent restoration in the future, we can alter your bonded teeth.
FIX A CHIPPED TOOTH WITH TOOTH BONDING
If you experienced a chipped tooth, it is imperative that you visit the dentist. if chipped or broken teeth are left untreated, you may become more susceptible to additional tooth damage or tooth loss. One of the most popular ways to fix a chipped tooth is with tooth bonding. Fixing a chipped tooth with dental bonding can typically be completed in one visit to our dental office.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As noted, dental bonding is a quick and simple process that does not require the use of anesthesia. To ensure your results are as natural as possible, we will use a shade guide to find the composite resin color that closely matches your existing teeth.
If necessary, the surface of the affected tooth is etched using a conditioning liquid, which helps create a proper bonding surface for the composite resin. The composite resin is applied directly to the affected tooth and molded to the desired shape. To cure the composite resin, we will use a special light. Once the resin is hardened into place, we will make any final adjustment to the tooth to ensure a quality result.
After the bonding procedure, you can immediately enjoy your new smile!