Dental Composite Bonding McLean

Dental bonding is one of many cosmetic dental procedures. It allows patients to correct dental concerns like misshapen, chipped, and damaged teeth. The procedure can also close gaps. This procedure is similar to veneers. However, many patients choose bonding due to affordability and quicker process. Read more below.

Composite bonding Mclean

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is made of composite-resin material to match a patient’s natural tooth color. It improves teeth that are misshapen, chipped, and damaged. Patients can also consider the procedure to close gaps. The procedure is typically completed in under an hour and patients can return to eating and drinking soon after. In addition, dental bonding can last up to 10 years.

What is the procedure?

The tooth surface is prepared by cleaning and etching to achieve proper adherence of the bond. Next, the composite-resin material is applied in layers and sculpted onto the tooth. Then, a UV light is used to permanently set the material. At this point the dentist will do additional trimming and polishing to perfect the new shape.

What should a patient consider before choosing the procedure?

The procedure is a great choice to improve your smile. However, it is not as stain resistant as dental veneers. For example, patients who enjoy coffee and red wine may want to consider porcelain veneers instead. We also recommend patients to whiten their teeth before the procedure. Unfortunately, composite-resin material does not respond to teeth whitening agents. Proper dental care is also needed to assure the restorations last you a long time. We encourage patients to maintain good dental hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. In addition, be sure to avoid biting and chewing on hard foods like chicken bones or ice chips. Dental bonding is sturdy but can still chip or break.

Learn more today.

This procedure could be your solution to a perfect smile. Speak with our dentist today to learn about your options. Contact us at (703) 356-4822 or book an appointment online. Our dental office is conveniently located at 1826 Westmoreland St. McLean, VA 22101.