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Improving Your Smile with Dental Bonding

Dental Bonding Manassas VA


Similar to veneers, dental bonding enhances a patient’s smile. Issues such as broken, chipped, misshapen, or stained teeth can be corrected with bonding. Many patients are choosing dental bonding due to its relatively low cost and quick process.


Oftentimes, patients can complete their bonding treatment in just one office visit. Learn more about dental bonding below and contact Liberia Dental Care today.


In brief, dental bonding is a cosmetic dental treatment that involves the application of tooth-colored composite resin material to the affected tooth. It is then and then sculpted into the desired size and shape. Finally, it is hardened with a special light and polished for a natural appearance.


Dental bonding is ideal for minor cosmetic dentistry such as closing gaps between teeth, fixing chipped and broken teeth. In addition, dental bonding is more appealing compared to other cosmetic dentistry options such as silver dental fillings.



What Does Dental Bonding Involve?


The first step involves applying a gentle phosphoric acid on the tooth’s surface for the bonding material to adhere. Next, the bonding material is placed on the tooth’s surface, sculpted and shaped. To set and harden the material, the dentist will use a special light. The composite is then buffed and polished.


Benefits of Dental Bonding


Cost: Dental bonding is relatively more affordable than veneers.


Ease: Unless the dental bonding is used for filling decayed teeth, anesthesia is normally unnecessary. Compared to other cosmetic dentistry options such as crowns and veneers, dental bonding only needs the smallest amount of enamel removal.


Speed: The whole process takes about 30 to 60 minutes to treat a single tooth using a dental bonding procedure which also means just one visit to the dentist’s office.


Maintenance


Bonding Material Might Become Stained: The dental bonding material becomes stained after some time, unlike porcelain veneers and crowns. Some of the habits that will discolor or stain your dental bonding material include tea, coffee, cigarette smoking, and red wine.


Durability: Compared to other cosmetic dentistry procedures, the bonding material used is less durable and is not as long-lasting and robust as crowns and veneers.


The bonding can chip, but with proper care and maintenance, they can remain in a good state for three to seven years. As a result, maintain good dental hygiene. Avoid staining beverages and hard to chew foods.


Should I Consider Dental Bonding?


Dental bonding is an excellent choice if you have a minor cosmetic dentistry problem such as a gap between your teeth, cracked or discolored tooth, or silver fillings.


Final Tips


Since dental bonding is more vulnerable to chipping and discoloration than other cosmetic dentistry options, you will need special care to make your bonded teeth look natural.


Here are some tips that will enable you to keep your dental bonding in good shape:


  • Quit smoking: besides damaging your bonded teeth, smoking also increases the risk of getting oral cancer and gum disease.

  • Avoid chewing hard objects or food such as raw carrots, pencil or ice and also avoid biting your nails because dental bonding can easily chip.

  • Observe moderation when drinking tea, coffee, and red wine.

  • Contact your dentist if you feel a change in your bite or notice sharp edges in your teeth. Dental bonding can be repaired or touched up before the damage worsens.


Learn More


Dental bonding is a delicate cosmetic dentistry procedure that requires creative skills for excellent results. Learn more about this procedure by scheduling a consultation with Liberia Dental Care.


Our office is equipped with the latest technology to offer you the best dental care. New and existing patients may call 703-260-1200 or book an appointment online. We also offer convenient hours and Saturday appointments.

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